A new cat appears with a eye missing and the man is overcome with guilt and tries to kill the cat but kills his wife. He buries the wife in the wall with the cat. Edgar Allen Poe stories both have murder. They also have a twisted character
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 Tell-Tale Heart”, the narrator murders the old man that he resides with because he is troubled by the man’s vulture eye. Similarly, in “The Black Cat”, the narrator attempts to kill his second cat but slaughters his beloved wife when she tries to protect the animal. Madness is a common characteristic of both the narrators in these stories. Madness is signified in both “The Tell-Tale-Heart” and “The Black Cat” through the speakers’ lack of adequate reasoning for obligating murder. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the narrator becomes conscious that he lacks a distinct motive for killing the old man he dwells with.
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.
The impression was given with an accuracy truly marvelous. There was a rope about the animal’s neck.” (Poe The Black Cat). He begins to miss the cat and one day finds another exactly like the other, but this one has a white spot on his chest. The white spot slowly changes shape to show an outline of the gallows, which causes the narrator to loathe him. One day the cat almost trips him down the stairs, he begins to swing his axe at it.
He eventually kills his cat, in a fit of rage, and then believes that the cat comes back to haunt him; He encounters a similar cat that bears a strange resemblance to Pluto. Coincidentally, this cat is also missing an eye, which can represent the recurrence of the eye within Poe’s works. Poe writes, “What added, no doubt, to my hatred of the beast was the discovery, on the morning after I brought it home, that, like Pluto, it also had been deprived of one of its eyes” (Poe, para 19). The narrator is taken aback by the cat's remaining eye, as well, claiming that it withholds an inner fire, comparable to that of the raven. The eyes of both creatures
A lot of people want something someone else has. In hamlet some sins are even multiplied together, for example the ghost wants his revenge on claudius and he also wants his crown back which is both wrath and envy. Throughout the play the seven deadly sins will appear frequently. Claudius, before the play even began wanted to be the king of denmark. In the graveyard scene the ghost tells hamlet that claudius, filled with envy and wrath came into the orchard where king hamlet slept and poured poison into his ear killing him.
One comparison is that both narrators’ victims were people whom they cared about and loved immensely. In “The Black Cat,” the writer kills his wife only because she gets in the way while he is trying to harm the cat. The text states, “...this blow was arrested by the hand of my wife. Goaded, by the interference, into a rage more than demoniacal, I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain.” This sentence from the story shows how furious the writer was. In “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the writer kills the man because of his “vulture eye.” The writer states, “I loved the old man.
In my opinion, it may be the revealing of the sentiments towards the upper classes in France –sentiments that later led to the Reign of Terror during the Revolution. The resentment towards the bourgeois became so encompassing, that the violence shifted from animal abuse to literally killing the French nobility. It began because of the mistreatment of the apprentices by their journeymen and masters under the guild system. A man by the name of Nicolas Contat was so angry that his boss’s cat was better cared for, that he snuck onto roofs mimicking feline noises. This perturbed the man so much that he authorized Contat to rid them of the cats.
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