His path only grows darker as he proceeds from verbally mistreating his wife to physically abusing her. The love and tenderness of his pets began to vanish and not only neglected them but placed them through maltreatment as well. Regardless, we observe his favourite cat, Pluto didn’t directly experience the man’s aggressive conduct until a later night, although Pluto is still aware of the man’s actions. As the man returned home, intoxicated by the alcohol he had consumed in town, he noticed that Pluto evaded his presence. Frustrated by this act, the man attempted to seize the old black cat but was responded with a wound in his hand instead.
The author’s puspose in “The Black Cat” is to demonstrate the relationship and the signification between the character and the cat. The character has had many pets throughout his life but his black cat was his most favorite pet. He used to love the black cat when he was younger but as time passed by, he began to detest the cat. As he was getting older he became an alcoholic and started to become more aggressive towards his loved ones especially the cat. He burned down his house, murdered his wife, and took one eye out of his cat.
The narrator got another cat after this and became even more insane in the way he felt about this black cat.
The narrator then goes on to tell us how that he wants to kill this old man because he has an “eye like the eye of a vulture” (Poe, 64). So the narrator goes into this man’s room for 8 nights in a row, and kills him on the eighth night. He would have gotten away with it too, if he only didn’t hear the old man’s heartbeat coming from the floor when he was talking with the police, and ripped
The Unintentional Murder Do you believe in superstitions? Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” gives us accounts of bad luck and death often thought of as being associated with a black cat. The narrator, imprisoned for murder, struggles with the evil inside of him which leads to animal cruelty and eventually the barbaric murder of his adored wife.
' The curtains of my bed were in flames. The whole house was blazing” (Poe 3). This shows that since he killed his cat he got karma. His house burns down because he got karma for killing his cat and his house burned down the same day he killed Pluto. Poe also uses the same literary device when he said “ Of my own thoughts it is folly to speak.
In this story, there are two cats, Madame Phloi and Thapthim, and a fat man who hates the cats and always threatens the cats. There is no idea of revenge in the story until the fat man lures Thapthim to the edge of the window and makes him fall. While it is not said in the story, it can be inferred that this is when revenge starts. The fat man then tries to lure Madame Phloi to the edge of the window, but Madame Phloi moves away when he lunges at her and he falls to his death.
Obsession, an idea or thought that constantly keeps invading one’s mind, sometimes leading them to do terribly foolish things. This is proficiently depicted in the short stories “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe and “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson. In “The Tale-Tale Heart”, the protagonist was so strongly obsessed with the old man’s vulture-like eye and hated it with such a great passion, that he decided to take the old man’s life. Similarly, in “The Possibility of Evil”, Adela Strangeworth was so excessively addicted to helping stop spread “evil” in her town that she did not realize that she was being intrusive and invading peoples personal lives. Even though in these two stories tackle different things the main character is obsessed over, the main idea of harming other peoples lives because of their strange obsession remains the same.
All three stories bear striking similarities, as well as noteworthy differences in terms of the contributing elements. In all of the stories, the narrator had a different perspective towards the obsession which led to madness. In The Black Cat, the narrator was the one to fall under the hands of obsession and showed signs that he was aware of his descent, but was completely helpless to stop it. In The Tale-Tell Heart, the narrator was victimized by obsession, but unlike in The Black Cat, he showed no indication that he was able to understand anything other than of his own
Romeo can’t have the girl he wants which causes him to become mopey and melancholy. This is shown when Romeo's father says, “... and private in his chamber pens himself, shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight out and makes himself a artificial