exposition: The narrator hates the old mans eye. "His eye was like a vulture." The narrator is trying to convince the reader that he is not mad. "I finally decided that I had to kill the old man and close that eye forever."
"May we search the house?"
"Please come in."
Rising action: Every night the narrator slowly opened the door to the old mans room and stared at the old mans "evil eye".
"Yes! Yes, I killed him"
Climax: The narrator is tired of looking at the old mans "evil eye", so he kills the old man. "So you say I'm mad? You should have seen how careful I was to put the body where no one could find it." Still trying to convince the reader that he is sane.
Falling action: After the murder has taken place one of the neighbors had heard the old mans cry for help and had called the police, to come and search the house. So the narrator greeted the police and led them into the house trying to persuade them that nothing had happened to the old man.
Resolution: As the policemen search the house the narrator relizes that he is hearing a noise, but its not out loud it is just in his head. He then starts feeling more and more guilty about what he did and then he bursts out and yells " Yes! Yes, I killed him."