The Black Cat Book Vs Movie

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In the short story The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe, the story revolves around a man on death row who is giving his confession to a murder. The story starts out as the narrator tells the readers that from a young age, he had always loved animals. He and his wife have many pets, the favorite of his being a large black cat called Pluto. The narrator and Pluto are very close and their friendship last for many years until the narrator becomes an alcoholic. One night after coming home completely intoxicated, he grabs his cat and in an effort to escape, Pluto bites him. In a fit of anger, the narrator gouges out one of the cat's eyes. From that moment on, Pluto runs from his owner and avoids the narrator at all costs. The narrator's guilt is soon replaced by irritation and he eventually hangs…show more content…
The movie is shot while a man in chains tells his story to another man chained to him, most likely a pope for confession, as in the story the narrator states, "But to-morrow I die, and to-day I would unburden my soul." There are very brief scenes where the audience sees the imprint of the cat on the noose and the scene where the police officers find the body, but those are only flashbacks. However, Edgar's story matches the movie. The setting in the story is in two different houses, but the directors of the movie took a twist on it and made the main setting a dark room in a jail. As for characters, the wife is never shown in the movie, but she is only talked about. Her behavior is better shown in the story, where it could be described as sweet and loyal to her husband in the beginning but to the cat at the end. The actor the directors chose for the narrator accurately depicts the insanity the narrator in the story shows when he murders his wife and hides the body, but still sleeps well with the knowledge that the cat he hates is nowhere near
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