That, too, is a metaphor. Climax Murder… The narrator kills the old man with his own bed and then cuts up the body and hides it under the bedroom floor. Finally, the narrator's paranoia gets the best of him, and he confesses to the murder. After a week of this activity, the narrator decides, somewhat randomly, that the time is right actually to kill the old man. The narrator's paranoia mounts as the heartbeat gets louder. The old man's house, The narrator tells the story from a prison or insane asylum.
It takes place mostly at night. The mood actually wavers between that of sheer insanity as the narrator expresses maniacal glee at the prospect of doing away with his tormentor and paranoia after the heart beat begins to drive him mad. One way to see it, the heart represent's the narrators guilt for killing the old man. The narrator is careful to be chatty and to appear normal. The irony of this classic short story is that shortly after the narrator kills the old man and hides his heart underneath the floorboards the police arrive. In life, the old man never harms the narrator, but the old man has a glassy, blue eye that the narrator cannot stand.
Basically a plot is the story line or the way a story is written. So I think the bell means something here. Darkness is usually associated with evil. The narrator is startled by the sight of the eyeball and begins to hear a thumping sound, like a heartbeat. As he finishes his job, a clock strikes the hour of four.
The story basically centers on the narrator, who is struggling with insanity. This can be taken as a metaphor itself. End of the old man, end of the narrators sanity, end of the narrators quest, I'm not positive. But Poe did also write a poem about bells- I believe it was titled such- and it was all about life and being young and growing old and dying. In the morning, he would behave as if everything were normal. It gets louder and louder in his head, until he gives himself away, and screaming out his guilt he tears up the floorboar … ds as the police break the door down.
Not able to take itanymore, he tells the cops where the body is. It gets more intense when at first he was so confident that he would get away with the murder but then he begins to hear the heart beat and becomes paranoid. Strangely, every morning the narrator is cordial with the old man and behaves as if nothing is wrong. Each night he enters the old man's room with a lantern until he sees the eye. Which I believe is good since the story does not stop after the first climax, which is the murder; it seems to get even more suspenseful. Poe tries to emphasis the narrator's fear of the crime by putting the reader in his shoes.
The narrator's old fury is stirred at the sight. Darkness is usually associated with evil. Driven mad by the idea that they are mocking his agony with their pleasant chatter, he confesses to the crime and shrieks at the men to rip up the floorboards. For instance, in the first Artemis Fowl book, one event that would be considered rising action would be Artemis kidnapping Holly. Another technique Poe uses is his suspenseful repetitive dialogue. The man has to wake up in order for the narrator to kill him. The actions show the true intensity that the narrator is feeling.
However, the narrator begins to hear the heartbeat again. It is the police, who have been alerted to a worrying sound from the address and want to search the property. A sliver of light filters through the crack in the door and falls directly on the old man's wide-open blind eye. The climax of the story is not when the narrator kills the old man, cuts him up, and buries him under the floorboards. He gives them the guided tour of the house, and then invites them to hang out with him in the man's bedroom.
I smiled — for what had I to fear? Alas, he is driven so mad by the imaginary beating heart that he confesses. The increased amount of times this word is used helps the reader feel the rate at which the noise is getting louder. The previous extract from the story would very much demonstrate the second climax. He avoids having to inform the reader of these trifle details later in the story when the reader is most interested in the action. I felt that I must scream or die! Narrator's Obsession Determines Narrative Structure When the tale begins, the main action -- that is, the murder and dismemberment of the old man -- has already taken place. When the narrator arrives late on the eighth night, though, the old man wakes up and cries out.
The sound rises above everything, and still the policemen act as if nothing is wrong. Poe is well known for illustrating both of these the … mes in other stories as well. Every night, the narrator enters the old man's room and watches him while he sleeps. The strange thing about this rivalry between the narrator and the old man is that it is not really hateful. One way to see it, the heart represent's the narrators guilt for killing the old man.