Why does the narrator believe he will not get caught after murdering the old man in "The Tell-Tale Heart"?

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The mentally unstable narrator initially believes that he will get away with murdering the old man because he carefully plotted and executed the murder without leaving any evidence of his crime. The narrator tells the reader that he exercised great caution during the murder by surprising the unsuspecting old man and meticulously concealing the body. The narrator ends up dismembering the old man's body in the bathtub and hides his limbs and head underneath the floorboards. The narrator also mentions that "no human eye" could detect that anything was wrong and no bloodstains could be found anywhere in his home. When the police officers first arrive, the narrator is confident that he will get away with the...

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