The Tell Tale Heart

The Tell Tale Heart
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  • Exposition
  • LET ME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Rising Action One
  • He's sleeping again!!!!!
  • Rising Action Two
  •  ahhhh!!!
  • I got you!
  • In the exposition the narrator tells us how nervous he is and then how calm he is to tell the story. He explains to us that he is not crazy it's his disease that sharpens his senses. The narrator tells us that the old man's vulture eye and that whenever it looked at him it made the narrators blood run cold. 
  • Climax
  • He's finally killed!!!
  • For a whole week the antagonist went into the old man's room and checked on him at 12:00 am. Since only the old man's eye bothers the narrator he could only kill him if he saw the eye. So every night he would flick on his lantern just to see if the eye was open. Then, every morning the narrator would go and ask the old man how he slept last night. He does this to make sure that the old man does not suspect him. 
  • Falling Action
  • As the 8th night comes the narrator wakes up the old man. The narrator opens the lantern and see's the old man's vulture eye. This creates suspense to the old man / foreshadowes the old man.   The narrator then hears a sound that he thinks is the old man's heart beat, but it's just his anxiety. Then he says the heartbeat gets louder, louder, LOUDER!!
  • Resolution
  • Looks good to me!
  • In the climax on the eighth night the narrator wakes up the old man with his lantern. The internal conflict of the story is when the narrator kills the old man by suffocating him with the mattress. 
  • At the falling action of the story, the narrator dismembers the body in the bath tub.  Then, he hides the body underneath the floorboards. During the time of the murder, the old man shrieked before he got killed. Then the neighbor heard and called the police. Once the police arrive at the house the narrator invites them in to sit right over the floorboards that the body is buried under. The narrator starts to feel overly confident, and then he thinks he starts to hear the old mans heart beat. 
  • Time to go cut him up in the bath tub!!
  • The story symbolized the black as death a lot. Also, the narrator was personified by the old man by death stalking him. The resolution of the story was when the narrator confesses the murder. He confesses the murder because he and can't stand the sound of the old man's heart beat. This shows the guilt of killing the old man. 
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