Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat And The Tell Tale Heart

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Edgar Allan Poe’s stories “The Black Cat” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” have similarities and differences. Some of the similarities are in the way the story was told and the narrators’ mindset. As a beginning, the stories have lots of common things in the way they were told. They are both written in first-person point of view and they both start from the prison. For example the main character in “The Black Cat” said “My immediate purpose is to place before the world, plainly, succinctly, and without comment, a series of mere household events. In their consequences, these events have terrified-have tortured-have destroyed me” (3). Similarly, in “The Tell-Tale Heart” the story is said in the first-person point of view. Therefore, an example of that is “True!-nervous-very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”(3). Both stories start from the final and they are both told by their narrator. This is important way in which Poe decided to write the stories and keep the pressure on the momentum in the stories and the reader to be on toes ready for everything. Another similarity in the short stories is the narrators’ mindset. In “The Black Cat” the psychological state of the main character is triggered by an eye. He is removing his cat’s eye to test its love. For example in the text we can find this “I took from my waistcoat-pocket a penknife, opened it, grasped the poor beast by the throat, and deliberately cut one of

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