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.
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.
This made him nervous and repulsing, for him to execute a murder. However, he was too nervous that he decided to refrain. Similarity, in “The Black Cat” an undefined narrator murdered one of his favorite animals a black cat, which he felt anguish of what he have done. Furthermore, both stories have deeply loved
“Do not judge my story by the chapter that you walked in on.” Nobody knows who wrote this quote however it is very good nonetheless. This quote shows that one should not judge another without first learning about their past and holds great significance in the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird. More specifically this pertains to Boo Radley. Over the course of To Kill a Mocking Brid Boo is seen as a maniac but as the story progresses the readers view of him changes from a crazed psychopath to simply a misunderstood boy. In the beginning of the story Boo is seen as crazed psychopath who eats cats and spies on people at night.
“And then came, as if to my final and irrevocable overthrow, the spirit of PERVERSENESS.” Perverseness is persistently holding to what is wrong; wayward. Edgar Allen Poe’s, “The Black Cat,” is a case study of the spirit of Perverseness. “The Black Cat is a fascinating story that gives us insights into the mind of an insane man. In the short story “The Black Cat,” Edgar Allen Poe uses the point of view of first person unreliable to challenge the trust between the reader and the narrator. In the opening paragraph, we see that the narrator argues that he is not crazy and is perfectly sane.
The same idea is present in Poe’s writing as the narrator gives in to his own perverseness. In this section of the story, the narrator thus far has stabbed out the eye of his beloved cat, Pluto. The narrator continues, saying, “Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or silly action, for no other reason than because he knows he should not?” (Poe, 2) Here, the narrator is trying to justify what he has done to his cat, while also pointing out his own tendency as a human to do what is wrong just because he knows it to be wrong. This challenges the reader to think of their own human nature, which has most likely taken over their responses to
This is why the actions of the cat does not work. The cat could represent killing, but in the story the cat is only giving affection and fear to the narrator. The narrator is the one who decides to turn those feelings into hatred and anger towards his pets and wife. In “The Black Cat” Poe uses foreshadowing and symbolism to show the characters actions. The cat represents the actions of the characters because it's what causes the characters to do what they did.
In the Monkey’s paw on page 108 the quote said “his tones were so grave that a hush fell upon the room.” The tell - tale heart and the monkey’s paw are entertaining short stories that meet the criteria to be categorized in the horror genre because they both contain suspense. In the tell tale hearts it creates suspense because allen said that the old man did him no wrong but he wanted to kill him because of the old man’s eye and that he had the eye of an eagle, and that his eye was blue and pale . and another reason why this story show’s numorious amounts of suspense is because every night he will stand in the old man’s room and watch him sleep just thinking about the old man’s eye while he’s sleeping. And the third reason why this story shows suspense is because allen he always acted very weired. In the monkey’s paw it creates suspense through the mystery surrounding, when sergeant Major Morris visits the Whites, he brings with him the very vague and mysterious story of the monkey’s paw.
Have you ever done something so out of character, so odd, that you have to stop and wonder if it was undoubtedly you who did it? It could possibly mean that your grip on sanity slipped and insanity took hold. Fortunately you managed to ensnare sanity again, as some aren’t so lucky. Such examples of these ill-fated people are written about in “The Black Cat” and in “The Tell-tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe. As we witness their journey into the depths of insanity, the characters mannerisms morph into something abnormal.
He abuses all of his pets except the black cat. Then one night he comes home intoxicated seizes the cat and cuts out one eye. The cat begins avoiding him, which angers him more and he ties a noose around its neck and hangs it. That morning his house burns down leaving one wall with “...the figure of a gigantic cat. The impression was given with an accuracy truly marvelous.