The antagonist in the story is the narrator and he is trying to tell us a story.The story is about how calmly he can tell us the story about how cleverly he killed the old man.he Killed the old man inside of the old mans house.
narrator wants to prove his sanity to us by telling us his plan of how he will kill the old man.he is kind to the old man for a whole week, At 12 am he would kill the old man
On the 8th night the suspense builds as the narrator walks into the old mans room.the narrator and the old man have an 1 hour stand off,narrator opens the latern to see the old mans eye"vulture eye"the narrator hears a low,dull quick sound and thinks that its the old mans heart but it really symbolises the narrators anxiety.
On the eight night the narrator kills the old man, by suffocating him with a mattress.
The narrator dismemberes the body of the old man in the bathtub.Then he hides the body under the floorboards.The police arrived at the home, because the neighbor heard a shreik. So the narrator ask them to search the house and take a seat. The narrator puts a chair where he hid the body under the floorboard and takes a seat on the chair.
The narrator confess to the murder of the old man.Because he can’t stand the sound of the heart beat, which is his anxiety