The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

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What is the resolution in "The Tell-Tale Heart"?

What is the resolution in "The Tell-Tale Heart"?

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The implied resolution is that the narrator is arrested. The climax of the story comes at the very end when the narrator screams to the visiting police, ‘‘I admit the deed!—tear up the planks!—here, here!—it is the beating of his hideous heart!’’ The reader can assume that the police tore up the planks, found the body of the old man, and arrested the narrator for murder.

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