The Narrator's Guilty Of First Degree Murder

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The first reason he is guilty of first degree murder, is because he planned the attack, and stalked the old man every night. He hadn't just come up with his actions. "… and so by degrees, very gradually, I made up my mind to take the life of the old man," (39). So he slowly decided to do it, and it wasn't impulse. The fact that he planned to kill the old man is just one of the reasons why the narrator is guilty of murder.

Second, there is the fact that he confessed his crime, so he knew it was an atrocious crime to commit. His guilty conscience told him to confess, and he did. "'Villains! Dissemble no more! I admit the deed!"' (46). If you hadn't known it was wrong to kill the old man, you wouldn't tell the police. Or, if you did, you
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