The Tell Tale Heart Analysis

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The short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” is a story based on the gothic fiction novel. The name of the narrator is unknown and is never found out. The narrator continues to tell his story of murdering an old man. The narrator loved the old man and did not have anything against the man besides his blue eye. For seven nights, the narrator would visit the old man while he was asleep and the narrator would watch him quietly. On the eighth night, the narrator decided it was time to kill the old man. The short story ended like this because multiple things had helped with the development of it, such as the plot, setting, and the characters. As for the plot, there are many things with in it that created it: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. The description of the main character is the exposition of the story. The main character is the narrator of the story and he has a disease that sharpness all of his senses, affecting his hearing the most. “The disease had sharpened my senses--not destroyed--not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute.” (Poe). Because of this people think he is a mad man. Also because of this is the reason why he watches and kills the old man. The resolution for the story is when the narrator realizes he wants to kill the old man. The narrator goes to watch the old man sleep for seven days and plots how he should kill him. “I moved it slowly--very, very slowly, so that I might not disturb the old man 's sleep. It
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