I'm so silky smooth, I bet he doesn't even know i'm here right now.
Rising Action 2
The Tell Tale Heart is a story about a caretaker who is sick and tired of seeing the old man's wicked vulture eye. The antagonist, also known as the narrator, is furious due to him having to see the old man and his eye all the time! All this anger is built up and the narrator plots to kill the old man!
Begone hideous eye! Haha.
The narrator keeps trying to prove his sanity by showing how stealth he is and how wisely he planned the perfect murder. He checks on the old man at night for seven nights. He doesn't kill him due to the fact being that his eye wasn't open. The narrator is so confident and believes he can't be caught, he chuckles at the thought. He then slips his thumb off the lantern and wakes the old man up.
Right then and there, the narrator realizes that the old man has awoken and is struck with fear. The narrator has no choice but to stay silent and hope the old man doesn't see or hear him. The narrator waits a very long hour until he realizes, the man won't fall asleep. He then realizes he has to strike before it's too late. Then, he makes his move.
Villains! Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!
Once the time is right, the narrator strikes! He quickly leaps into the room with no hesitation! He instantly picks the heavy bed up, and throws it on the old man. The old man started shrieking in fear not knowing what to do. Sure enough, the old man quickly died of suffocation. The narrator cuts the body up and disposes it under the floorboards.
The narrator believes the job is done. The police shortly after arrive at the house to inspect, due to a screaming noise heard from a neighbor. The narrator invites them in, which shows him being overconfident. He starts getting anxious and feels a little guilty for killing someone innocent. He starts hearing his own heart beat loud enough to where he thinks it's the old man's.
They must know i murdered the poor man and their just mocking me! I shouldn't have done it.
What does the cat say? Meow!
Good one Phil!
The resolution in the story is when all the stress and guilt builds up. The narrator starts talking in a panicked tone and is positive the officers are mocking him. He feels guilty because he killed an innocent man. His anxiety gets to him and he confesses to the murder.