The Tell Tale Heart

The Tell Tale Heart

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  • Exposition
  • Come, sit down, so I can tell you the whole story.
  • Rising Action One
  • He will never suspect a thing ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
  • Rising Action 2
  • He must have heard me chuckling at him.
  • Who's there?
  •  The narrator tells us that he is not insane, but has a disease that sharpened his senses. The narrator is unreliable because  he says that he is nervous but later on tells you that how calmly he can the whole story. The narrator the (antagonist) of the story is making a nervous mood by crating short sentences. Whats weird with the narrator is that he tells us that he never hated the old man but, it was the old man's "vulture eye".
  • Climax
  • The narrator starts off with saying that he is not mad and that madmen know nothing and that you should have seen how wise and cautions he was planning out the murder. He explains that he was always kid to the old man even the week before he murdered the old man. The narrator would also tell us that he would every night slowly open the door and watch the old man sleep; he would do this to try and murder the old man but could couldn't because he didn't see the "vulture eye".  The narrator on the eighth night was more cautious that night by telling us that a watch's minute hand would move faster then his. The last thing he told us was that the shutters were closed for the old man's fear of robbers he know that the old man could not see the opening of the door.
  • Falling Action 
  • Look how wise I am by cutting up the body to hide the corpse.
  • The narrator thumb slipped upon the metal fastening of the lantern which woke up the old man and made a 1 hour stand off between the narrator and the narrator. Later on the narrator is saying that death is approaching the old man and that death was stalking him with his black shadow. This is (personification) the narrator made death a person that is stalking the old man which is (foreshadowing)the death of the old man. After this the narrator is waiting for the old man to fall back a sleep while during this waiting period, he was saying that he was slowly opening the door to put through a ray of light to see the old man. When the narrator did this through he saw the old man's "vulture eye" while seeing this "eye" he starts to hear a low,dull, quick sound that he describes as a "watch makes while enveloped in cotton".
  • Resolution
  • I confess here, here, break up the floorboards he is here with his hideous heart.
  • Please stop I can't breathe.
  • After all of the (suspense) the narrator finally kills the old man by charging in the old man's chamber and smothering the old man with a mattress. After the narrator kills the old man he checks to make sure that the old man is died to ensure and to relieved huimslef that he carried out his plan.
  • After the narrator murdered the old man he dismembered the body in the bathtub. Next he hides the body parts in the floorboards and the police come because of a noise compliant by a neighbor. The narrator lets the police come in  his house and let the police search around his living quarters. Eventually after the police nothing the narrator the police to stay for a bit and chat on top of the old mans dismember corpse. Later on in the conversation with the police the narrator starts to hear the old mans heart beat again and starts to flip.
  • The narrator hears the old mans heart beat get louder and louder which starts to(symbolize)the narrator's  guilt of killing the old man. The resolution of the story we really see the internal conflict with the narrator by how he was battling his own anxiety and guilt by going crazy at the end of the story.
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