Edith Wharton uses symbolism to add to the story. The cat symbolizes Zeena when she is not there. Edith Wharton used the Fromes’s cat to embody Zeena’s presence. The cat is usually there to come between Ethan and Mattie just like Zeena does. One day when Ethan and Mattie were eating together the cat had “jumped between them into Zeena’s empty chair” (73) to separate the two.
“Whoa,” she thinks in surprise, “I’ve never seen so many cats!” Suzy Q sits down and looks around the room. She notices a big black cat reclining on a ledge above her. He stares down at her with large yellow eyes. He looks important. She feels intimidated and considers her situation, “Uh oh, I better leave him alone.
The cat was friendly to the narrator and vice versa. The narrator asked to purchase him yet the landlord had no knowledge of this cat's existence. The reason for this could be that the cat waited to appear only until the narrator came along, possibly as a reincarnation of Pluto. Reincarnation of Pluto becomes a very possible theory, not only for the fact that Pluto is the god of the dead; but on the next morning the new black cat has lost one of its eyes, just like Pluto did. This in turn causes the narrator to hate the cat and lose his composure once again.
After enduring what seemed like an unsuccessful attempt in rescuing the cat, the American wife is in low spirits as she returns to her room. Looking in the mirror, she begins criticizing her appearance and voicing how she wants “to have a kitty to sit on [her] lap, [...] eat at a table with [her] own
Society does not accept Frome’s passion for Mattie, causing the cat to break the dish to disturb their temptation. Both Zeena and the cat are silent observers,while the cat sits in Zeena's chair, and breaks the dish right before an intimate moment between Ethan and Mattie, Zeena knows of their feelings and tries to separate them from afar. In this qoute Zeena is present at the moment, the narrator say,” the cat who had been a puzzled observer of these unusual movements jumped into Zeena’s chair,rolled itself into ball, and lay watching them with narrowed eyes”(Wharton, pg 56 ). The cat symbolize society rejecting their passion for each other. The cat would represent Zeena regular tactics, as if she was presence, while they were together tempting an adulterous affair with each
Some of the literary devices include alliteration, assonance, and metaphor. Sandburg most notably uses metaphor in the poem “Fog.” Sandburg integrates the poem “Fog” with a metaphor comparing a cat to a fog. Sandburg firsts establishes the metaphor between the cat and the fog in the first few lines of the poem, “the fog comes / on little cat feet” (l. 1-2). The lines compare how a fog rolls in over a city and how a cat quietly comes. Cats are notorious for being light-footed.
The two points on the left axis hits the space between the eyes and body while the top point hits the stripes of the flag. The research influenced me to use Grumpy Cat and gave me idea of the phrase “The American Flag offends me, Go Pack”. There was a phrase that said “If you are offended by the American flag, I’ll help you pack” and I just tweaked the phrase down to seven words. I used newsprint for the three proofs and Stonehenge for the five editions. Doing lithograph was easier and cleaner.
How does Edgar Allan Poe develop suspense in the narrative “The Black Cat” to make it so spine chilling that will make you want to read more? In the beginning of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Black Cat”, the narrator develops lots of suspense in the short story. Edgar Allan Poe develops suspense in his narrative “The Black Cat” by using foreshadowing, anaphora, and fast pace. Edgar Allan Poe creates suspense by using foreshadowing in “The Black Cat”. The first paragraph, Poe writes, “But tomorrow I die, and today I would unburthen my soul” (1).
The cat represents Zeena. When Ethan and Mattie are alone together, the cat continuously reminds them that it is there watching them. After Zeena leaves the house, Mattie and Ethan sit at the dinner table. The cat “...jumped between them into
The black cat seems to me to symbolize many different things. I feel that the everytime she sees that cat it’s a warning that something bad is soon to happen. I feel that the black cat also represents reincarnation and when Sophia is not there as a ghost or in spirit she is secretly a lonely, dark cat that tries to scare everyone around her. Another piece of symbolism that I noticed while reading the book is Sophia's doll and dress. When Florence where’s the dress and carries the doll around her room she seems to symbolize Sophia when she was alive.