Edith Wharton uses symbolism to add to the story. The cat symbolizes Zeena when she is not there. Edith Wharton used the Fromes’s cat to embody Zeena’s presence. The cat is usually there to come between Ethan and Mattie just like Zeena does. One day when Ethan and Mattie were eating together the cat had “jumped between them into Zeena’s empty chair” (73) to separate the two.
Therefore Wharton uses much symbolism and imagery in the story to explain to the readers what is going on emotionally inside the characters and what is going to happen. The cat, the L shaped barn, the red pickle dish, and the elm tree all have an important symbolic meaning to the story. Wharton uses all these objects as a way of creating and developing the theme of failure in this story. One major, but not the most important symbol used in this novel is the Fromes family cat. The cat is used symbolically throughout the book.
For example, on page 19 there is a picture of the Cat balancing things such as the Fish, a rake, milk, books, and a cake, all while balancing on a ball. While a child may laugh at the humorous image, the image represents the external conflict of the danger to the Fish. The Cat, at this point in the story, is representative of the Freud’s Id, “the part of the personality that contains our primitive impulses” (NCTE). The Cat represents the child’s primitive impulse to play, or have fun, without self-control or thinking of the consequences that might follow. If the Cat continues with this balancing act and slips, the items may fall, causing the house to become a mess, but the dander to the Fish is more substantial.
Dr. Sigmund Freud’s structural model of personality is used by literal critics to analyze Literature. Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, is a “children’s primers”, that can be analyzed by using Dr. Sigmund Freud’s, Structural model of personalities (“About Dr. Seuss”). The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss, is more than just a children’s story; upon a closer psychoanalysis of the story, it is a representation of Dr. Sigmund Freud’s Structural model of personalities that presents the theme of pleasure is temporary. While it is true that The Cat
The two points on the left axis hits the space between the eyes and body while the top point hits the stripes of the flag. The research influenced me to use Grumpy Cat and gave me idea of the phrase “The American Flag offends me, Go Pack”. There was a phrase that said “If you are offended by the American flag, I’ll help you pack” and I just tweaked the phrase down to seven words. I used newsprint for the three proofs and Stonehenge for the five editions. Doing lithograph was easier and cleaner.
Suzy Q calms down when the box is set on the floor. A shelter person lifts her from the box and places her in a small cage. Now, she is curious. She is surrounded by other cages with cats, big and small, male and female of every color. “Whoa,” she thinks in surprise, “I’ve never seen so many cats!” Suzy Q sits down and looks around the room.
Pluto, God of the Dead In Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat, an unnamed narrator utilizes the flashback method from the first person perspective in order to give his version of events that led him to murder his beloved cat and inevitably his wife. The narrator explains his story without any expectation of belief by his readers. He describes theses events as being horrifying and almost superstitious in nature. Throughout the story there are instances where the two black cats have a questionable purpose and it raises a few suspicions. Firstly, are these black cats nothing more than simple house cats?
Also, Zeena’s authority over Ethan is personified by the cat’s destructive presence during Ethan and Mattie’s secret dinner. There are many parallels between the cat and Zeena, which is demonstrated by the cat’s spy like, distrusting behavior. We see the the cat is Zeena’s solider, when the cat “backs into the pickle dish, and it falls to the floor with a crash” (Wharton 32). Zeena was the one to ruin the marriage, but she still wants to keep Ethan . The cat then “jumped into Zeena’s chair, rolled itself into a ball, and lay watching them [Ethan and Mattie] with narrowed eyes” (Wharton 34).
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Therefore, make a habit of checking your cat's teeth regularly, say once a week. When your cat is yawning or meowing, peer inside his or her mouth and take a sniff. Get your cat used to having his or her mouth touched so you can move the lips and look more closely. Then you can get your cat ready for tooth