For example, in “The Tell-Tale Heart,” it says, “Yes, he was stone, stone dead.” and in “The Black Cat,” it says, “I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain. She fell dead upon the spot, without a groan.” These both have the characters’ murder someone that they loved. Also, in both stories they hide the bodies. For instance, in “The Black Cat,” it says, “Moreover, in one of the walls was a projection, caused by a false chimney, or fireplace, that had been filled up, and made to resemble the rest of the cellar.” and in “The Tell-Tale Heart,” it says, “… then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber, and deposited all between the scantlings.” The mad men tried to hide the bodies of the people that they killed. Finally, they both confess to the murder.
In “The Black Cat”, Poe wrote about a man who gets two new cats, and begins to loathe them. When he decides to kill both cats, he kills one successfully, but his house burns down afterward. When he attempts to kill the second cat, he kills his wife instead. Edgar Allan Poe uses writing techniques such as past tense beginning, main character insanity, and murder to create creepy and engaging stories. The first trait used by Poe is past tense beginning.
One day the cat almost trips him down the stairs, he begins to swing his axe at it. His wife stops him and “Goaded by the interference into a rage more than demoniacal, I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain. She fell dead upon the spot without a groan.” (Poe The Black Cat). He hides the body by removing bricks in the cellar and putting it in the wall. A few days later the police show up and he shows them
In “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell, the sheriff, Mr. Peters, is struggling to find a motive for Mr. Wright’s murder case due to his sexist views. However, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, the sheriff’s wife, are able to find significant clues that lead to Mrs. Wright’s motive because they relate to her living conditions. Although Mrs. Wright claims to have been asleep during her husband’s murder, the women conclude she strangled her husband, Mr. Wright, as evidenced by the slaughtered canary, the broken bird cage, and the errant quilt patch. The slaughtered canary wrapped in silk is a significant clue, which leads to Mrs. Wright’s motive. When the women unwrap the bird, Mrs. Peters notices that “somebody wrung its neck.” It does not make sense for Mrs. Wright to kill her own bird because it was the only thing that brought light into her life.
One comparison is that both narrators’ victims were people whom they cared about and loved immensely. In “The Black Cat,” the writer kills his wife only because she gets in the way while he is trying to harm the cat. The text states, “...this blow was arrested by the hand of my wife. Goaded, by the interference, into a rage more than demoniacal, I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain.” This sentence from the story shows how furious the writer was. In “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the writer kills the man because of his “vulture eye.” The writer states, “I loved the old man.
“The Black Cat” Everyone has had bad luck from time to time before, some people say that bad luck can come from salt spilling over, a black cat walking under a ladder. In the story “The Black Cat” the author, Edgar Allan Poe, takes this belief and blows the whole idea out of the water and into something different from the usual bad luck. The main protagonist, or the narrator in this case, goes through having bad luck throughout the entire story but this isn’t the same kind of bad luck that regular people would experience. This bad luck leads to him killing his wife and his own home burning down. Edgar Allan Poe uses foreshadowing and symbolism to show the character’s actions in “The Black Cat.” There are many examples of symbolism in the
In the first short story we read, The Black Cat, guilt is what causes the narrator to be caught for the crime he did. The narrator in this story hated the black cat that him and his wife had as a pet. He was an alcoholic, and one day when the cat vexed him, Poe, in the story, ripped the cat’s eye out. After ripping the cat’s eye out, Poe felt bad and decided to hang the cat. Poe hung the cat, so he would no longer feel guilty for the crime that he committed against the cat.
“He saw that he was stone dead. His eye would be trouble no more.” (page 385, Poe) In the horror story “A Tell-Tale Heart,” by Edgar Allan Poe, it revolves around a first-person view of an unnamed narrator. He elaborates on killing an old man for the reason of him having an “eye of a vulture.” After 8 long nights of waiting and planning, the narrator forcefully kills the old man. Additionally, he disassembles the body, hiding each part under the floorboards, thus having the narrator refers to himself as “mad.” The main character should be put into a psychiatric institute and be watched under great surveillance based on the crimes he’s committed and due to his condition. To begin with, the narrator had a very unreasonable motive for killing the old man, in this way he is accredited as a madman.
While they were asleep, on duty, two of King Duncan's very own servants allegedly stabbed Duncan multiple times with daggers as he slept. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth accompanied by Lennox the nobleman of Scotland and Macduff the Thane of Fife discovered the lifeless body of King Duncan the morning after. They also found King Duncan's servants asleep right outside his chamber grasping bloody daggers with royal blood streaked on their faces and clothing.When we questioned Macbeth about stumbling upon the assassinated king and his murderers he made a shocking revelation to us; “O, yet I do repent me of my fury That I did kill them (the King’s servants)”. When we asked Macbeth why he acted out so irrationally he attempted to justify his actions by stating “There the murderers, Steep’d in the colours of their trade; their daggers Unmannerly breech’d with gore.
1, when Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth, is found sleep walking in the night while speaking out of her unconscious mind. After Lady Macbeth slips away from the main plotline, having just murdered King Duncan, she plummets into deep feelings of guilt. This scene allowed Shakespeare to show how guilt truly affected Lady Macbeth, which sent a strong message to the audience that guilt will ultimately lead to destruction. Freud also states “He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore” (Article Freud).