#1. Why does the narrator kill the old man?
#2. Summarize the steps in his plan.
#3. Why do the police arrive?
#4. What sound drives the narrator to confess to the crime? Be specific.
#1. In what way is the narrator careful about the means he uses and careless about whether his act is justified?
#2. Do you think the narrator feels guilty for his crime? Why or Why not?
#3. At the end, do you think anyone but the narrator hears the beating of the old man's heart? Explain.
#4. Do the narrator's cleverness and carefulness prove he isn't mad? Explain.