She would tell him stories about these terrible creatures, the witches, who take children and turn them into mice. He later finds himself locked in a room with many witches that could smell him easily. They found him and turned him into a mouse. The boy would not let them just get away with this and he was determined to turn the witches into mice as well. He put some Delayed Action Mouse-Maker into the witches soup and they were chased out of the hotel, never to be seen again.
Ashley Barboni Short Story Essay English 102 Professor James Wyatt November 4th, 2015 Ode to The Black Cat The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe is a work of Gothic Fiction, a subgenre of Gothic Horror, which combines fiction, horror, death and Romanticism. This short story is in first person point of view, and is told from a jail cell on death row by an unnamed narrator. The narrator tells the reader all about his love for animals and his mild and kind qualities that he’s had since birth. Pluto, a large, smart, black cat, is the narrator’s favorite out of those in his home. The narrator becomes a completely different person when he begins drinking and starts to physically and verbally abuse his wife and pets.
At the beginning of “The Black Cat”, the narrator comes across a black cat that he comes to really like. Unfortunately, the narrator gets drunk and angry, then the narrator kills the cat after it bites him. Feeling guilty, the narrator finds another cat and tries to care for this one. In a failed attempt at killing the next cat, he ends up killing his wife and stuffing the body behind a wall. Later when the police search the house, the narrator can’t help but hear the meow coming from inside the wall.
Both cats are abnormally large, black, missing an eye, and extremely “sagacious (64).” The only notable difference being the white spot on the second cat’s chest, which eventually turns into gallows, reminding the narrator of how he brutally killed the first cat. The cats name, Pluto, is a reference to the Greek god of death, representing just how uncontrollable the second cat is. The earlier cat’s innocence likeability allows it to be the victim of the narrator’s actions, as it represents the forced submission of women, slave, and child to man. The second cat, on the other hand has an annoying, almost omnipresent nature, allowing it to exercise complete psychological control over the main character. In fact, it is the second cat who does him in in the end, revealing his murder to the police.
Edgar Allan Poe once said, “Men have called me mad but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.” It is until reading one of Poe’s works that one begins to question the mind of Poe and his characters. Especially in stories such as “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe, it takes an extremely deranged mind to write in the detail and ideology as he did. In the short story, “The Black Cat”, the narrator tells his story of a cat he cherished. After a fateful night of drinking, he comes home and attacks his wife and cat, resulting in the cat losing its eye. The narrator later discloses how he finds a new cat that oddly resembles his past one, who he later believes is out to get him.
Renfield is a character of a former lawyer and started suffering from severe delusions which compelled him to eat living creatures in the hope of obtaining their lives to become immortal. He ends up in a lunatic asylum overseen by Dr. John Seward. The description of this character in the novel is tormenting and entertaining at the same time for the reader. In modern psychology some of the traits adopted by this character hints as being highly schizophrenic, and the severe delusions forces him to eat flies; feed flies to spiders, eat spiders, feed spiders to birds; then begs Dr. John to give him a cat for the test he is going to perform in his cell. His basic agenda was to feed birds to the cats but after the refusal of getting a cat he starts eating birds.
Tyler, Kelley, and Adam are picked up by the cops and driven home. Once they got to their respective houses their parents grounded them and Tyler’s parents took Tyler to the hospital for his injuries and made Kelley and Adam take the cops to the chop shop so that they would get the car back. Tyler, Kelley, and Adam quickly decided that they would not tell anyone about the doll and say that the carjacker kidnapped them and took them to the chop shop and when the the carjacker turned on his gang they were to scared to try and get away. Adam and Kelley lead the cops to the chop shop and down the tunnel where the found the remaining gang member, unconscious and with rat claw marks up and down his
These are some elements of gothic fiction. In The Tell tale heart there is a butler that goes insane by a man that has an eye the size of a vulture. The jack in the box is a character that only comes out at night when the sun goes down. In the Sandman there is a little boy that gets very scared when the Sandman wants to rip his eyes out for his children to eat. The Sandman needed to wake the little boy so he could get his eyes.
The man leaps out and strangles the old man with an bed sheet and goes on to dismember and hide the body. Police come in later in the night and after a search, they sit down to chat. The man starts hearing a thumping noise, and it crescendoed to a noise so loud he goes mad. He leaps up and rips the floorboards to reveal the corpse. Based on the evidence from the story and according to the 8th amendment, the Murderer is eligible and
He also walks away when she sits with the family for dinner and sleeps with his parents that first night. Also, he later tries his best to get her into trouble at the supermarket by slipping unpaid items into her bag. These instances show his rejection to a stranger with who is supposed to comply with according to his parents. Even after she shows control and asks him sternly not to bully her he continues. His behavior towards Terry drastically changes after he gets into an accident while running away from her.