This relationship had gone too far to this point because it was very wicked, violent, and ultimately sad. The cat has caused him to do dreadful things to the people around him especially murdering his wife. Furthermore, the alcohol has made everything worse since he became much more aggressive than what he is now. Towards the end of this dreadful story the character was being investigated for the murder of his own wife. It seems that he almost got away with it, but the black cat appeared with what seemed as a corpse of his dead wife.
Both of the narrators were so arrogant, that they both caused the downfall of their character. The narrator in The Black Cat would have gotten away scott-free, but he wanted to brag on his wall building skills so while he was tooting his own horn, he accidentally turned himself in by causing the wall to fall, and his dead wife to fall out. The narrator in The Tell Tale Heart also would have gotten away scott-free if wasn’t so arrogant and wanted to also show off his great “burying a corpse skills”. But alas, his conscience ended up getting the better of him and he turned himself in. Both stories also involve the senseless murder of a one eyed being, whether it be a cat or a human.
I’ll shoot him in the guts. Come on, you guys. This is an even stronger reason why George did the right thing by killing Lennie. Lennie was a kind hearted fellow but he always ended up hurting somebody or killing something, and that’s why George had to do what he did. In the book Lennie killed many mice, a dog, and even a girl at the end, it may have been and accident but it was the fact that he is dangerous.
The Tell-Tale Heart: The Power of Madness and Obsession The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe is a short story that mainly focuses on the narrator and the old man. The narrator is a person who puts an end to the old man by smashing a bed on him. He did this to not see the old man’s vulture eyes on any occasions again. This caused by his own obsession and his uncontrollable turbulent madness. At the denouement, he ended up exposing his own crime because he thought that the officers that he is talking to was mocking him by that he was overcome by his own disquietude.
Frustrated by this act, the man attempted to seize the old black cat but was responded with a wound in his hand instead. Enragement and fury occupied his darkened mind, leading him to cut one of the cat’s eyes. The following morning, the sober man deeply regretted his decisions yet it didn’t stop him from drinking. It was clear to the audience that their relationship had now changed as the cat continued to avoid the man. This only brought irritation upon him, leading to the hanging of the cat from a tree.
The narrator, in a drunken stupor, took the black cats’ eye out, then afterwards, after feeling some remorse at least, decided to hang the cat because he loved it. The narrator got another cat after this and became even more insane in the way he felt about this black cat.
Many authors or poets use this theme to depict how past experiences or events affects people mentally and can leave them demented in many cases. “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe encompasses this theme. While searching for answers from the raven, “respite the nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore” (Poe 439) the man cannot get over the loss of his wife causing psychological issues for the man such as trying to obtain info from a raven about his dead wife. Correspondingly, in “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe, the man becomes agitated with the cat and decides to hang it. He “hung it because (he) knew in doing so (he) was committing a sin” (Poe 2).
Poe’s stories often show the narrator going mad and gaining a desire to hurt someone or something. This is why the narrator eventually cracks one day when he returns home quite intoxicated, he says “I fancied that the cat avoided my presence. I seized him; when, in his fright at my violence, he inflicted a slight wound upon my hand with his teeth. The fury of a demon instantly
Macbeth is hesitant about the whole scheme, but his wife pressures him and he caves in. That night, despite the guilt and vision of a bloody dagger, Macbeth murders the king. This is just the first of Macbeth’s many evil deeds. Many people would like to think that he would have been caught after the murder of a king… right? Wrong, he is never caught and this seems to give him a little push to do even more damage.
In the third one, The Black Cat, a man, who was a suffered from alcoholism, was obsessed about the cat that he killed and was unsatisfied by a new cat he got, hoping it to be a sort of a makeshift for his dead cat. All three stories bear striking similarities, as well as noteworthy differences in terms of the contributing elements. In all of the stories, the narrator had a different perspective towards the obsession which led to madness. In The Black Cat, the narrator was the one to fall under the hands of obsession and showed signs that he was aware of his descent, but was completely helpless to stop it. In The Tale-Tell Heart, the narrator was victimized by obsession, but unlike in The Black Cat, he showed no indication that he was able to understand anything other than of his own