The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

Exposition- Talking about his madness and saying he is calm now

Rising Action-

  • Talking about the gold eye that resembled a vulture
  • Idea to kill the man to rid of the eye
  • Putting head in door
  • Old man awakens
  • Opening the lantern
  • Hearing the heart
  • Killing the old man
  • Putting body in floorboards
  • Police arriving
  • Beating sound getting louder

Climax- Yelling to tear open the floor

Protagonist- Narrator

Antagonist- Old man

Conflict- the golden eye



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