"The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe Samir Chowdhury - English Period 5 Ms.Lacara 11/20/17
The narrator is introduced. He wishes to prove his sanity to readers despite having killed a man over his deformed eye.
Hearken! How am I mad?
Over the next eight days, the narrator starts to plot the murder of the old man to get rid of the eye. Each night he enters the old man's room with a lantern until he sees the eye.
His eye gives me such a dreadful feeling. I can't wait to rid of him.
Finally, one night, the old man wakes up and screams. Then the narrator pulls the man off the bed and suffocates him with the mattress until the man's heart stopped beating. Giving foresight into what drives the man even more insane.
The police arrived later that night when the neighbor alerts them when a scream was heard. The narrator tried to cover up his steps by saying he screamed, and the old man left.
Who dare vex this small neighborhood?
The story ends when the narrator believes he hears a ticking noise that grows louder. He believes that it is the sound of the heart, and he confesses.