The setting of the story is at the old mans house specifically in his room. At the exposition the narrator tells the reader how he is not mad and just nervous and diseased but, Can tell us this story calmly. The Narrator wants a Old man dead because he has a freaky vulture eye.
The narrator wants to prove to the readers how smart he is and he is not insane. The narrator starts with being kind to the old man for a week to not make it seem suspicious to the old man at all. Then at mid night he would creep inside the old-mans room with a lantern. The narrator would shine a ray of light on his vulture eye . After every night the narrator would ask how he slept at night to make sure he didn't hear him or see him.
YA the old man is fine
After 7 long nights of spying on the old man the narrator makes the old man on the 8th night. For 1 hour the old man and the narrator were standing up but cant see each other . The narrator opens the lantern and shines it on the old mans eye and finds that it is open. The suspense builds up and He starts to hear a low dull quick sound, and thinks it is the old mans heart beat. He Thinks the sound is getting louder and is afraid the neighbors are going to hear the sound .
IM NOT CRAZY!!!
At the climax of the story The Narrator uses foreshadowing when he says its the dead hour of the night . He is the antagonist and jumps on the old man with a mattress. He suffocates the old man and kills him .
To hide the body the narrator dismembers the body in the bathtub and hides the body parts under the floor boards. The police arrived to the house because the neighbors heard a scream. The narrator was so confident that he sat right above the dismembered body parts . Then the internal conflict happens and the narrator thinks he hears the old mans heart beat . It gets louder and he starts to flip out in front of the police.
The Narrator cant stand the heart beat sound and flips out even more. After he cant take it anymore he confesses with the murder, when all along the low dull quick sound was just his guilt.