Both stories start from the final and they are both told by their narrator. This is important way in which Poe decided to write the stories and keep the pressure on the momentum in the stories and the reader to be on toes ready for everything. Another similarity in the short stories is the narrators’ mindset. In “The Black Cat” the psychological state of the main character is triggered by an eye. He is removing his cat’s eye to test its love.
In this passage way you see personification and mystery. The personification is when he says "A series of stern-looking portraits glared down at him from the walls" this shows personification due to the potrats having the human trait of glaring. personification also shows when he says "On of the volumes had struck him back. Like a cat" this shows personification due to it saying it struck at him when it is just a book. also by saying it was likea cat when it was truely not because it is a book.
The relationship between the black cat and The Tale-tell Heart, there is definitely similarities with these short stories because both narrators claim their sanity and then contradicts themselves by acting unusual and bizarre.The Tale-Tell Heart seems to focus more on his sanity and the “Evil eye”. Both the Tell-Tale Heart and The Black Cat have the theme of insanity, most of his stories are also told in first person The Tell Tale Heart is about a man being disturbed by an eye, the eye of the old man is harmless but drives the narrator mad and the eye seems to be a problem. Then the old man’s body is hidden within the house and hidden from police and eventually the narrator claims insanity with the heart beating faster and louder.
Who knew that insulting someone could lead to a dark and suspenseful death for Fortunato? In this unusual short story of persistent revenge and terror, the reader is in suspense from the beginning because Fortunato has allegedly committed against Montresor and of the redress that he has outlined. Poe starts by telling you the characters plans. Part of Montresor’s plan was to lure Fortunato to the location by offering him irresistible wine. Montresor knew that “in the matter of old wines he was sincere” (3).
Edgar Allan Poe does this in his stories, “The Black Cat” and “The Tell Tale Heart.” It is through the power of obsession, guilt and paranoia in which, Edgar Allan Poe reveals how far people would go to hurt others. Obsession acts as a strong motive for crime. Edgar Allan Poe portrays obsession in “The Tell Tale Heart” through the narrator as he expresses his thoughts leading up to the murder. After the narrator argues his case to why he is not mad, he begins his story with an “idea” which “entered his brain,” which is the start of an obsession that “haunted him day and night” (2.1-2). The narrator speaks as if the eye of the old man is latching itself onto the him.
James Gargano believes the black cat of Poe’s short story is a direct analogue to the narrator, with inclinations for both good and evil. However, Jungian psychology reveals the cat as a function of the narrator’s anima. Jung argues that instinct, like a cat, commands a wider range of perceptions because it relies on irrational impulses. As the cat grows intolerable, Jung argues that the narrator’s subconscious begins to express itself through abusive acts toward the wife and cat in order to gain control over his anima. The narrator tries to remove his anima through the hanging the cat; however, failure is shown in the cat’s reappearance.
If humans carelessly continue to find love with people that they barely know, it could actually end up in a terrible relationship. Kristen Roupenian, author of the short story “Cat Person” shows this statement to prove itself true using various literary elements. The story she published in the New Yorker, shows the relationship that exists between a twenty-year-old woman named Margot and a thirty-four-years-old man known as Robert. A relationship always needs to contain a lot of trust and some communication between each other. She proves it by showing the character’s thoughts, by telling the story using the third person limited ()and also by making it appealing to our senses.
His motives for solving the crimes in all three cases change. Sometimes it 's for personal amusement but other times it 's for the reward it brings. I like some of the stories more than the other ones. I prefer stories like The Black Cat and The Tell-Tale Heart, because both of them follow the narrative of a criminal and the twist of it all makes things more interesting to me. Poe 's stories aren 't full of action, but it 's more about taking your time reading them and thinking hard about what 's been written.
The Black Cat is written by Edgar Allan Poe, who has written much in the past. He was always questioned about how reliable his stories were in the past, but in this story it brings major attention to the reasons why. In the story the narrator states “…a series of mere household events. In their consequences, these events have terrified - have tortured - have destroyed me.” In that quote it shows that his past life affected his actions that took place in The Black Cat. Understanding this about the author does create extra suspense other than just the actions that he does within the story.
I shall not die of a cough” (9). The reader knows that Montresor plans to kill Fortunato so they know that he will die just not from a cough. This can be perceived as funny in a morbid way. Poe uses a crude sense of humor to foreshadow the death of Fortunato in “The Cask of Amontillado”. Poe uses foreshadowing and helps the reader predict what is going to happen in the story also creating a lesson for English teachers to teach their
In “The Masque of the Red Death,” Poe uses an extended metaphor to help convey the theme of fear, and the message about cheating death. Throughout the story, he represents a physical embodiment of the Red Death as a masked victim of the Plague at a masquerade ball, which eventually murders all those that attempted to outsmart death. This is an extended metaphor for the fact that one cannot outrun or outsmart death; in the end, it will always catch up with them, and the natural order will
Throughout this story Montresor holds a conversation with Fortunato being really nice and polite even though he is planning to murder Fortunato. This makes “ The Cask Of Amontillado” a chilling tale. Poe creates an eerie mood through his use of sensory details. Edgar Allen Poe had a tragic life. Throughout his life he suffered many loses which influenced him to write the “Cask Of Amontillado”.