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The Tell-Tale Heart Plot Diagram

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Transcript of The Tell-Tale Heart Plot Diagram

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
The Tell- Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart
Exposition
Poe starts out with his famous quote, "True! Nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous..."

We are introduced to the narrator and we immediately know he is crazy. By denying that he is crazy, it makes him seem more guilty and psychotic. Then, he starts to tell his story.

The narrator starts to explain
that the old man has a “vulture eye” that is light blue with a film over it. The narrator is deeply bothered by the old man’s eye and plans on killing him because of the eye.
Rising Action

The narrator watches the old man every night for seven nights. Every night, he sticks his head in the old man's room and watches him sleep. He is plotting to kill the old man.

On the seventh night, the old man hears the squeaking of the lantern and wakes up very afraid. The two characters stand in silence for over an hour.
Climax
Falling Action
The falling action of the story in the Tell- Tale Heart is when the policemen arrive at the house because the old man's neighbors heard a shriek. They wanted to investigate the house to see if anything is wrong.

The narrator invites them to come in and sit down. At first he is very calm.
Resolution
The narrator starts to hear the beating of the old man's heart from under the floorboards. The noise gets louder and louder until he can't take it anymore. The narrator feels so much guilt after a few minutes of being in the old man’s room that he confesses his crime to the police.
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax- The narrator murders the old man.
Falling Action
Resolution
The climax in the story is when the narrator murders the old man.

Suddenly, the narrator throws the old man on the floor of his bedroom and suffocates him with his mattress.

He then chops his off his limbs and buries him under the floorboards.
The police come to investigate.
The mad man hears the heartbeat of the old man and gives up his secret.
Introduced to the main characters.
The mad man and the old man. Tells
the setting and basic conflict.
The mad man
Is planning to kill
the old man.
The exposition introduces the characters, setting, and background information.

(HINT: The EXposition is where the author is EXcited to share the story with you and have you learn about the characters and setting)
This is where the story develops. Complications arise.
(HINT: This is gettin' good!)
The falling action is after the climax and leads towards the resolution. (HINT: It is falling towards the end.)
The climax is the most intense part of the story. It is usually the turning point in the story. (HINT: The OMGosh part.)
The resolution is the end of the story where the conflict is resolved and loose ends are tied up.
(HINT: Problem solved. The. End.)
The narrator plots to kill the old man.
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