I'm going to kill this old man because his evil eye
Rising Action 2
Why did my finger slip. Why.Why
The setting is in the old man's house specifically the old man's bedroom. The antagonist want's to kill the old man because of the " vulture eye". The narrator tells us that he is not mad, but he is nervous and diseased , but he can tell the story calm.
The Rising Action begins when the narrator trying to prove his sanity to the readers. He attempts to prove his sanity by telling us his plan for murder. Some of his plans included, at midnight he would look in on the old man to stalk him, open the lantern to see if the "vulture eye " was open, ask the old man how he slept. The narrator claims that he did this so then the old man would not suspect anything. The narrator was being kind to the old man a whole week before the murder.
I feel great
The antagonist wakes up the old man by the finger slipping on lantern by trying to turn the lantern on to see the old mans eye. The old man is scared because he heard the finger slip off the lantern. The narrator doesn't move a muscle for an hour because his finger slips of the lantern. The narrator hears the low, dull, quick sound and he thinks it's the old mans heart beat. The narrator thinks the heart beat is getting louder, but it's his anxiety rising.
On the eight night, the antagonist kills the old man by suffocating him with a mattress. The antagonist is afraid that the neighbor will hear the old mans heart beat, but the heart beat is actually his own heart beat.
The antagonist is smothering the old man's body in the bath tub. After he smothers the body he washes the blood off the tub. The antagonist hides the body under the floor boards of the old mans room. The police arrive because the neighbor heard a shriek which was the old mans shriek. The narrator starts hearing the "old mans heartbeat" which is his own heart beat.
The internal conflict of the narrator is admitting to the crime that the narrator caused. The narrator is admitting to the crime because he can't stand the heart beat which is his own guilt of the crime.