The narrator tells us how nervous he is to tell the story. The narrator tries prove that he is not mad because of a disease.He also tells us how a disease has sharped his senses. He tells us that the disease can let him hear all things in the heaven, in Earth ,and hell. After telling how nervous he can tell the story he tells us how calmly he can tell us the story. This tells us how the narrator is unreliable.
The narrator is trying to prove his sanity.The narrator tells us that the old man never did anything and it was the old man's vulture eye the bothers him. At the middle of the night the narrator would look in on the old man and took a lantern and shined it on the old man's vulture eye to see if it was open. The old man would stalk the old man for a week. After every night the narrator in the morning would ask how the old man sleep.
Oh no one will find you at all!
On the 8th night the narrator wakes up the old man and the old man shuts the shutter which locks the robber inside. The old man and narrator have a standoff for one hour. After the standoff the narrator opens the lantern and shines it at the open vulture eye. The narrator hears a low-dull quick sound and thinks he hears the old man's heart beating. The narrator thinks the heart beating is getting louder and louder. After he thinks the heart is getting louder he worries that the neighbors will hear it.
As the narrator worries that the neighbors will hear the heart beating. He finally decide to kill the old man and the narrator screams as he runs towards the old man. As the narrator run towards the old man the old man shrieked. The narrator kills the old man by somthering by a heavy bed.
Yes! He is dead!
After killing the old man the narrator cuts the old man in the bath tub. After cutting him up he places the body parts under the floor boards where no one can see the body parts. Around 4 AM the police arrived after a neighbor heard a shriek. The narrator lets the police search the house and lies to the police that the old man is out in the country. The narrator leads the police into the old man's room and places chairs in the room where the police sit while the narrator stands above the body parts. After the police sit down and the narrator starts to hear a heart beat and thinks it's the old man's heart beat. After hearing the heart beating the narrator flips out.
When the narrator is done with the old man's heart beating he finally confesses that he killed the old man. He tells us " I admit the deed! -- tear up the planks! ". As learn today the antagonist in the story is the narrator. The foreshadowing in this story is when the narrator hears the old man's heart beating is getting louder and louder. The symbolism is black which means the narrator is evil. The suspense is when the narrator spy on the old man. The internal is when the narrator fights his anxiety.