In “The Black Cat” The narrator has hallucinations and hears and see things that aren’t actually there. The narrator sees a wall printed with the cat he hung on it. This truly did not happen he just imagined it. He is not mentally stabled and this could have easily been caused by drugs. He also states that his relationship with his cat got worse and worse as they days went by because of one certain thing.
These two short were written by Edgar Allan Poe who was an American poet and writer who is regarded as a master of macabre, focusing on the horror genre with themes of death and insanity being explored throughout his work. Many traits of his main characters, such as the alcohol abuse of the protagonist in The Black Cat are borrowed from his own experiences, with the demons of drugs and alcohol eventually driving Poe to his death. The Black Cat and The Tell-Tale Heart have many things in common, but they do have some significant differences too. I will try to compare these two short stories and hopefully bring something interesting to the reader attention. In the story The Tell-Tale Heart the narrator is writing the story because he is trying to convince the reader that he is not mad.
Many of Poe’s greatest works have left the readers inquiring about the sanity of the narrator. One of those works would be “The Black Cat”, among others. The narrator’s actions in the book bring about many questions and speculations. It is unmistakable that the narrator’s actions in “The Black Cat” show that the narrator’s insanity. There are multiple instances in “The Black Cat” that shows the mental sanity of the narrator.
By being Emotional, having a different behavior or driving can lead into being immature. Alot of people or teenager that usually drink and while they are drunk they get emotional. That some might even say that they need to go to rehab. By crying and being happy is one of the effectss alcohol does. Depression is one out of the many emotions that does happends.
ORAL PRESENTATION - Script Introduction: The focus of my presentation will explore the alterations in tone and tension of the short story, ‘The Black Cat’ by observing the events, atmosphere, relationships and words used by the author. Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Black Cat’ is a short story, narrated from the perspective of an alcoholic and delirious man. From the initial portion of the story, it is directly explained that this man will die the following day, however the reason of his death is remained secret until the conclusion of the story. The unknown and mysterious narrator then states the last series of events he experienced and describes them as horrifying and unforgettable. He doesn’t expect the audience to believe him as these disturbing
As we witness their journey into the depths of insanity, the characters mannerisms morph into something abnormal. “The Black Cat” is a story about a man who slowly goes maniacal and throughout the narration, his thoughts and emotions are open for dissection. An example of how his behavior changes throughout the story is evident within the
He did not just write one, he also wrote a poem called “The Black Cat”. It’s about the narrator who finds a woman and marries her and they start raising a cat and kept it for a while, but later on, the narrator becomes abusive due to the alcohol and ends up killing the cat. This story is a very similar story to "The Tell-Tale Heart". In this story, he is a heavy alcoholic that is very moody and aggressive. In the Poem “The Black Cat” He says” But my disease grew upon me --for what disease is like Alcohol!
In the words of Stephen King "monsters are real and ghosts are real to they live inside us and sometimes they win." This is shown in Edger Allen Poe's "The Black Cat" when the narrator starts to lose his sanity to alcoholism. As the narrator starts to lose his sanity he commits a series of violent and criminal acts of which he feels no remorse. In Poe's "The Black Cat" he uses many literary devices such as onomatopoeia, foreshadowing, and imagery to develop suspense. Poe uses many different forms of literary devices to develop suspense one of which is onomatopoeia.
In the short story “The Black Cat” and the short story “The Birthmark,” both main characters are similar to each other, but they also have differences. Each story grapples with sanity/insanity, how the main characters treat those around them, and each character's attitude towards life. Even with these similarities, the stories are different. The authors of these two stories, Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, are both writers who use madness and gothic often, but in different ways. In these stories, readers see how each writer uses madness and gothic in a creative and unusual way.
Both exposed by victims thought to be dead, two men from two stories share similarities between their situations. In the stories The Tell-Tale Heart and The Black Cat, both narrators realize their acts were wrong, but they did them anyway by rationalizing that they were driven by circumstance. The Tell-Tale Heart is about a man who is disturbed by an old man’s “Vulture eye.” He thinks the only way to rid of this horrid eye is to kill the man. So for seven days, he watches him, and on the eighth he kills him. The man gives in to the police after being disturbed by his very own heart, which was thought to be the dead man’s.