The Tell Tale Heart Thing

The Tell Tale Heart Thing

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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action - He plans to kill the old man.
  • The narrator states he isn't mad. He goes on to try to tell his story smoothly.
  • Rising Action/mini-climax
  • What did I just do...
  • The narrator obsesses over the old man's eye. The narrator says his eye "vexes" him.
  • Rising Action - The cops show up.
  • The narrator plots the murder very carefully.
  • Climax
  • The narrator murders the old man by squishing him with a mattress.
  • The narrator buries the old man under the floorboards. The police come because someone heard a scream.
  • The narrator confesses because he feels the police officer already knew and was pressuring him. He feels guilty and all he can hear is heartbeats.
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