"The Tell-Tale Heart" by Egdar Allan Poe Samiha Zaman Period 9 November 20, 2017 Mr. Fallon
The narrator tries to prove that he is sane despite being obsessed about getting rid of the old man's "Evil Eye" that resembled that of a vulture--a pale blue eye with a film over it.
His "Evil Eye" has vexed me! I must get rid of it!
The narrator prepares to kill the old man over the course of eight days. He goes to his room and tries to see his eye using a dim lantern.
Without my sagacity, I could have woken the old man.
In the eight night, the narrator hears the loud heartbeat of the old man and panics that it will be heard by neighbors. He kills the old man by suffocating him. He also dismembers the man's body and hides him under the flooring.
Yes! I have gotten rid of the evil eye with my audacity.
One of the neighbors hear a shriek and calls the police. The police question the narrator. The narrator lies and almost gets away with it until he hears a heartbeat.
A neighbor heard a shriek during the night. What happened?
It was my own sir. I had a nightmare.
I can't take this derision anymore!
The narrator vehemently confesses that he has murdered the old man. He shows them where he hid the old man's body.