The Horror In One's Heart

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The Horror in One’s Heart… In Edgar Allen Poe’s short story ‘‘The Black Cat’’ the narrator was loving and caring person that turned into a mean and hateful man that was involved with alcohol and ended with the death of the black cat. The narrator told this story as a flashback of what he had done and wanted to get the story out before he had died the next day because the narrator is in jail. He was scheduled for a hanging the next day, as he states “But tomorrow I die, and today I would unburden my soul.” (Poe, the Black Cat) Therefore, the narrator had admire for animals which indeed he had a bunch of them. The narrator had gotten a black cat. “Pluto—this was the cat’s name—was my favorite pet and playmate.” He said. (Poe, the black cat) He had abused everyone and all the pets he had. But yet he did not abuse Pluto. He loved that black cat, but then he became ill due to the amount of alcohol…show more content…
Killing his wife, and even Continuing into the night he had been so mad that he chased Pluto and had stabbed a pen into his eye. After that he had went into the room and went to bed. The narrator had felt so much guilt, but his heart had still felt no remorse. But for one cold blood morning he had hung Pluto. He still loved the cat so once he hung the cat he had cried. As he says “One morning, in cool blood, I slipped a noose about its neck and hung it to the limb of a tree; -- hung it with the tears streaming from my eyes, and with the bitterest remorse at my heart.” (Poe, the Black Cat). However, He had felt he was committing a sin and was letting the great god down. As he states “hung it because I knew that in so doing I was committing a sin -- a deadly sin that would so jeopardize my immortal soul as to place it -- if such a thing were possible -- even beyond the reach of the infinite mercy of the Most Merciful and Most Terrible God.” (Poe, the Black
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