He also states that his relationship with his cat got worse and worse as they days went by because of one certain thing. In “The Tell Tale Heart” the narrator has a good relationship with the old man, but he sneaked revenge after the eye, and for possible other reasons. Clearly a stabile person would not kill because of an eye, so he was unstable and most likely using other drugs that made him enable to think properly. The use of alcohol and drugs can affect relationships and unstable people and makes then
He experiences feelings of remorse and horror after but describes these feeling as feeble and soon continued with his wayward ways. When he notices that the cat is avoiding him he has some feelings of guilty but that soon turns into irritation that grows into perverseness. This is when we see the narrator become a full blown schizophrenic. In cold blood, he ties a noose around Pluto’s neck and hangs the cat in a tree. His reasons for killing Pluto was because he knew that once, the cat had loved him and because it was the wrong thing to do and wanted to do it anyway.
But are the mice deaths really an accident? Lennie retaliates by pinching their heads, probably not meaning to kill them, but definitely to harm them in some way. He’s too strong for his own
It says “there’s many ways he could have got rabies; at that time period they were many people getting it from bats”. He could have gotten rabies anywhere, maybe even on the way to Baltimore. Also, Dr. Benitez says “Poe refused alcohol in the hospital when they tried to give it to him and could only drink water with difficulty”. If Poe was drunk, he would have taken the drink, and also, rabies victims are afraid of water. Dr. Jerome also says “the writer was so sensitive to alcohol that a glass of wine would make him ill”.
there was just one person to whom he could transfer his punishment… Do it to Julia! Do it to Julia” (Orwell 286)! Under normal circumstances Winston wouldn’t tell them to hurt Julia not him. However, he is so scared of the rats, that in his mind he has no choice but to blame her. This shows that fear compels us to agree to things we wouldn't normally agree to.
As they tend to say “Curiosity kills the cat.” In this book “The Red Badge of Courage” the young boy Henry tends to flee from his second battle. That is quite strange because we would think someone would run from their first battle because they should be scared of what is going to happen. The reason why henry didn’t flee the first battle was because first off, henry probably thought that since he could conquer the first battle that the second got too intense for him. Secondly Henry was just following along to what the other soldiers did. Lastly, Henry was just plain old scared as they said “He ran like a coward.” The second war was like Henrys’ first brutal battle it was obviously too intense for him.
Gatsby did it because he didn’t want Daisy to get into any trouble with the police or Tom. Gatsby thought that Tom would be upset at Daisy for killing his mistress, so he was thinking that Tom would put his hands on Daisy later that night. In the quote, I found that Gatsby later that night “ Put his hands in his coat pockets and turned back eagerly to his scrutiny of the house.. ”. (pg. 145).
They were burdened with sashweights and bags of birdshot, and their faces were masked, so that no one, seeing a graceful free gesture or a pretty face, would feel something the cat drug in. George was toying with the vague notion that maybe dancers shouldn’t be handicapped. But he didn't get very far with it before another noise in his ear radio scattered his thoughts. (pg 1)”. In the short story George had a lot of smart thoughts and idea, but his handicap stops him about thinking too much.
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.
Lord Capulet stopped Tybalt from attacking Romeo at the party but didn't follow up. At the party lord Capulet could have told Tybalt that he shouldn't start anything and ruin his party or he will get in trouble. Instead, he said don't do anything at the party but he fought later which then cause both himself and Mercutio to duel and then both of them ended up dead. All of this could have been avoided if the feud was never created because Romeo would have showed up and Tybalt wouldn't have gotten mad. Then in the end, Mercutio and Tybalt would still be alive.
If the stars shine their light, his “black and deep desire” will be revealed to everyone. Because he knows that what he is about to do is immoral and no one should hear about it, Macbeth is compos mentis. “The eye wink at the hand” refer to Macbeth’s wanting to blind his eyes so that he will not have to see the actions he will be making. Macbeth have an emotional conflict because he knows he might regret his actions later on and he is afraid to see the outcome. Due to the concerns he is having, Macbeth is still sane because he thinks about it before committing the actions.