Critical Analysis “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket” by Jack Finney is an excellent short story. Finney’s main character, Tom Benecke, is an ambitious young man married to Claire, tom spends a lot of his free time working rather than with her. One evening while Tom is alone , working, a valuable piece of paper flies out the window. He makes the terrible decision to go out on the ledge after the piece of paper, and a nerve-wracking adventure ensues. The three most important literary elements to “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket” are external conflict, internal conflict, and suspense.
In the gruesome short story “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe a nameless narrator tells his story of his drunken and moody life before he gets hung the next day. The intoxicated narrator kills his favorite cat, Pluto and his wife with an axe. Soon enough, the narrator gets caught and there he ends up, in jail. Although, most readers of “The Black Cat” have argued the narrators insanity, more evidence have shown that he is just a moody alcoholic with a lousy temper.
The following night after the narrator kills the cat, the house catches on fire and the next day the narrator comes back to the house to see the ruins and came to see a group of people around a strange bas relief on the wall. The narrator was terrified when he saw what the bas relief was and the narrator writes, “There had been a rope about the animal’s neck” (Poe 3).
He(the character) had internal conflict and external because he had found out something tragic that he will not forgive his father for what he had done in the past. The was some foreshadowing in the beginning so then they started to explain what have happen to that man hat have died. That would have gave the read some emotion to the story or thinking of the story of what they will be talking about or giving more info to answer the questions that the read had. “I wanted movement and not a clam course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the change to sacrifice myself for myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our life.
To begin with, I suggest that the movie, “ A Cry In The Wild “ does a better job of telling the story than the book, “Hatchet “because it gives us more details. Next, I say this because in the movie, “A Cry In The Wild” it shows me that Brain did everything that he could do to survive, like when he built a shelter like in, and it can allow you to see what it was really like. In addition, But in the book, “Hatchet” it only said he built his shelter out of wood, but in the movie it gave you plenty of details on how Brian made his shelter. Also ,when he was trapped in the plane the book only said that he only kicked the windshield and got out, but in the movie, “ A Cry In The Wild” it gave more details of how he got out the plane. To wrap
One can hear the guilt in Narrator 's confessions. However, he does not seem to understand that he is the reason of why the evil deeds occurred, blaming his pets for the tragedy. He states that if not for the cat, the crime scene would not have become so violent. Throughout reading the story, the readers begin
The narrator got another cat after this and became even more insane in the way he felt about this black cat.
Another conflicts that could be observed from the both the text “Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry and “Of Mice and Men” is the conflict between individuals. From the text “Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry” one of the incident happened is when Cassie encounter a trouble with Lilian Jean. This incident happened when Cassie bumped Lillian Jean in Strawberry so Lillian Jean demand for an apology and move to the sidewalk. Taylor (1976), “Lillian Jean said you bumped into me. Now you apologize.”
For example, after the narrator gouges his cat's eye out, the cat becomes petrified of him. As a result the narrator ". . .slipped a noose about its neck and hung it to the limb of a tree" (Poe 9). The narrator's reasoning for this was his incessant drinking and short temperament, although that is hardly an excuse. Later on in the story, the narrator finds another cat, who he also attempts to kill for no good reason.
This does not last and in a night of drunken stupor the protagonist maims Pluto, cutting one of his eyes out. In recounting the deed, the narrator himself states, “I blush, I burn, I shudder, while I pen the damnable atrocity.” The narrators following descriptions of “the poor beast,” contain within them a tone of shame, and in turn illustrate a man ravaged by
The narrator of “The Black Cat” is an alcoholic. By mistreating his pets and wife, he demonstrates how his addiction affects him. Alcoholism itself is an act of insanity because alcoholics see things in an entirely different manner than sober people. The narrator had a sufficient childhood and had a great deal of pets. Once he grew addicted
“Pluto – this was the cat’s name – was my favorite pet and playmate” (Poe 520). This man is more violent and he hangs and burns that cat he adored. The narrator is not so lucky though, because another black cat follows and haunts him on his way home. This cat also drives him crazy and he tries to kill the cat but ends up killing his wife instead. The narrator buries his wife in the wall and when the police come looking for her body, the cat helps them find her corpse.
In this story, it is implied that the black cat he had killed was getting his revenge upon him from, despite being dead. For instance, the day that he killed the black cat his house burnt down. This seems to not be any coincidence, as the image of the dead cat with a noose around his neck is marked onto one of the walls. The Cat also takes revenge in the form of the man’s second cat. The second cat slowly makes the man grow more and more insane.
Compare/Contrast paragraph 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.
It is also an unusual situation, because in the story, after he hanged the cat and went to sleep, his house suddenly burns out of nowhere (“I was aroused…” | Paragraph 10), and the members of the household, including the man, successfully escaped, and pluto, the cat he hanged, has resurrected into another black cat (“It was a black