The husband is hurt from his wife’s death being so sudden. He hurts for the fact that she will no longer there with him or around him. The narrator tells us how he is lonely and how he is broken he wants to move on and go to where Lenore is.“My sad fancy into smiling.”(45) The
Edgar Allen Poe writes stories about death, horror and panic, but the story can not develop without the help of an unreliable narrators. An unreliable narrator can’t be trusted and is not credible. In the “Tell Tale Heart” and “The Black Cat” Poe develops unreliable narrators by making their roles have actions, thoughts, and have alcohol and drug use unlike normal people. The actions of the narrators are unreliable throughout the stories. In the “Tell Tale Heart” the narrator kills the man that (who he loved) he worked for.
The storyteller of "The Tell-Tale Heart" is unmarried; not so in "The Black Cat." The storyteller in "The Tell-Tale Heart" covers an old man with whom he lives and disguises the body underneath the floorboards of his room chamber. The storyteller in "The Black Cat" kills his better half with a hatchet and dividers up the body in the basement of the condo in which they live. The storyteller in "The Tell-Tale Heart" painstakingly arranged the murder of the old man; in "The Black Cat," the murder is spontaneous, a wrongdoing of enthusiasm. These are minor contrasts, in any case.
Suspense in “The Black Cat” Why do people choose to go into haunted houses? It is because they want to know what happens inside. Haunted houses maintain this mystery and intrigue in order to create an element of suspense. Edgar Allan Poe uses this same element in “The Black Cat” to keep the reader interested. Poe develops suspense through three events: the hanging of his black cat, Pluto; the finding of the second black cat; and the killing of his wife, Virginia.
Suddenly a raven appeared at the man’s window, and in trying to converse with the raven, the man’s sanity begins to slip. The poem’s horror and darkness are helped by the poem’s speaker , the tone, and the figurative language. The speaker is one part that makes “The Raven” such a dark poem. The speaker in the poem is struggling with the loss of his lover, Lenore. It is clear that the loss has taken a heavy toll on him, as his word choice
The man gives in to the police after being disturbed by his very own heart, which was thought to be the dead man’s. Similarly, The Black Cat is about a man who lived with his wife and many pets. Eventually, his hatred towards his favorite pet cat grew. He first cut its eye out, then hung it. One night a new cat comes along and the previous incident reoccurs, despite the man not wanting it to happen.
The Black Cat and Alcoholism Written in August 19,1843, The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe is the account of a drunkard who kills not only his cat, but his wife for no logical reasons, other than rage and paranoia brought from the evils of alcohol. This narrative is quite conducive with Poe’s personal views, as he was strongly against the recreational use of alcohol, contrary to popular belief. The Narrator of The Black Cat details his upbringing, describing himself, possibly falsely, as a kind child who loved animals almost unconditionally. He recounts his teenage years and his early marriage. The marriage he reveals was slowly damaged with the rise of his addiction to alcohol, as to why his rampant need of alcohol started, we are never told.
Edgar Allan Poe does this in his stories, “The Black Cat” and “The Tell Tale Heart.” It is through the power of obsession, guilt and paranoia in which, Edgar Allan Poe reveals how far people would go to hurt others. Obsession acts as a strong motive for crime. Edgar Allan Poe portrays obsession in “The Tell Tale Heart” through the narrator as he expresses his thoughts leading up to the murder. After the narrator argues his case to why he is not mad, he begins his story with an “idea” which “entered his brain,” which is the start of an obsession that “haunted him day and night” (2.1-2). The narrator speaks as if the eye of the old man is latching itself onto the him.
n the beginning of The Black Cat, the narrator tells us that he is sentenced to die the following day and decides to tell us the chain of events that had led him to this. He describes some unlikely events and hint at a possible supernatural involvement. Some tales are hard to believe, especially when the narrator repeatedly talks about his addiction to alcohol. Alcoholism can explain some of the narrator’s compulsive behaviors, aggression, self-destructive behaviors, and at the beginning, guilt. But this doesn’t explain the mental confusion, lack of restraint, inappropriate emotional responses, and, as the story progresses, lack of remorse, and why he may have seen or heard things that aren't real.
In the story, Mr. Wilson was devastated when Myrtle was murdered, he eventually seeks after revenge which results in Gatsby's death. This shows that emotions without self control can be extremely dangerous and cause harm. Second, Myrtle, who wanted Tom to leave his wife Daisy so they could be together,
In The Tell Tale Heart, the character buries another person under his floorboards because he didn 't’ like the ways his eye looked, which makes us pretty sure he had some type of mental illness and was mad like Poe at the end of his life. For example, in The Tell Tale Heart, it says, “Now this is the point you fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. [...] You should have seen how wisely I proceeded with what caution with what foresight with what dissimulation I went to work.” (Poe) This quote shows that the character didn’t know if he was mad or not. Also in The Tell Tale Heart it says, “I heard all the things in heaven and in the earth.