When life becomes rough, how do people cope with it? Some people channel their struggles through a creative outlet. Others deal with it in more negative and harmful ways. Edgar Allen Poe dealt with his hardships in both ways. Many people in his life, including his parents, had died when he was young, thus starting the chain that was his depressing life.
“There the corpse stood before our eyes. It had already greatly decayed and covered with gore. On its head, with an open, red mouth, and one single eye of fire, sat the beast. It was the same horrible animal that had tricked me into murder.” In the story “The Black Cat,” by Edgar Allan Poe, the subject of the story is how you should control your perverseness.
ad Luck Of The Black Cat Have you ever listened to that little voice inside yourself that is telling you to go down the path of no return? In “The Black Cat” the narrator is sentenced to death, however before he is executed he explains the reasons how he was caught. Edgar Allan Poe uses symbolism, irony, and personification to blame the little voice inside his head for the poor choices he knowingly made. This glimpse inside his head will help us to understand the narrator’s thoughts about what he perceives as real and and what is not . He uses symbolism for his relationship with his wife and cat, irony when he finally gets caught by police and personification when he describes his cat as a beast that is trying to get him..him to be abusive to his animal and ultimately lead him to kill his own wife.
Roald Dahl the author for child-fiction famous book titled “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, is also known for his works for adult-fiction, either it is novels or short stories. The way Roald Dahl tells stories is unique, included how he builds tension to the story by making the characters gone through a transformation. Roald Dahl’s “Lamb to the Slaughter “ starts with a very detailed description of the situation of the house Mary Maloney and husband live in, as she is waiting her husband to come home from work. At the beginning of the story, somehow the writer captured her as a calm, peaceful, and loyal wife as stated: “Now and again she glanced at the clock, but without anxiety; she merely wanted to satisfy herself that each minute that
In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” the author uses karma as the theme of his story, as a result, later in the story he has to face the consequences. As the story unfolds, so does the theme, karma. Karma is a widely believed Buddhist Belief that a wide range of people have faith in. Karma implies that a person who does good deeds, will be rewarded with a better life in their next incarnation. Unjust acts committed lead to worse living conditions in their next life.
The Insanity of “The Black Cat” Edgar Allan Poe left the ending of most of his stories enigmatic and therefore, open to controversial interpretations. Many debate whether the endings are the result of insanity or of haunting. It is evident that “The Black Cat” ending is caused by insanity, based on multiple re-occurrences that happen to the narrator. Many situations from the story support this claim.
Comparing Madness Edgar Allen Poe’s stories, “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Black Cat” are two different tales of the protagnists descending into madness. “The Tell-Tale Heart” follows a man who insists he is not crazy to the end yet confesses to the murder of an old man. He had stalked an old man simply because of his pale blue eyes. “The Black Cat” follows an alcoholic on death row who insists he’s not mad despite of his story might and does convey. He does not start out a crazed murderer but is in fact is a happily married, animal-loving man.
Poe creates tension in the “the tell-tale heart," and "the black cat," by using the elements of murder and insanity thus creating a sense of fear. The two anti-protagonists have a lot in common. Whenever they recount their history, they seem to defend their insanity. However, there are differences too. Their lifestyle, responsibilities, and relationships differ thus making both the stories unique.
Poe’s eerie diction additionally puts forth more discomforting thoughts that can only be broken by one’s will-power. Every aspect about the plot, every detail within the setting, and every tumultuous noise forces the narrator to ponder his survival: “Then, very suddenly, thought, and shuddering terror, and earnest endeavor to comprehend my true state.” Poe’s somber diction continuously enforces the readers to acknowledge the extent of the depressed, dark setting. One of such intensity that the “blackness of eternal night” “seemed to oppress and stifle” the narrator, encompassing him in the fear that he will die in the pit. Poe further oppresses the narrator by giving the pit the connotation of a “dungeon” and having him realize that the pit
The deafening thud of a heartbeat fills the air, muffling the cries of help while the old man thrashes underneath the weight of the schizophrenic narrator in "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe. Relief falls upon the murderer-for the old man dies at last. His eye will disturb him no longer. Poe 's utilization of imagery exhibits how the narrator perceives the geriatric man and steers the narrator into a pit of his own demise.
Death, love, darkness, betrayal, greed, and cruelty are all themes that Edgar Allen Poe use in his stories. He uses these themes with different settings and characters, which all relate. The Tell Tale Heart and The Black Cat are two of Poe’s stories that have different settings and characters but have the same themes. Edgar Allen Poe was a nineteenth century author who wrote stories. His stories were full of mystery, suspense and horror.
“Sometimes a man’s mind makes him see strange sights. What he sees can make him do terrible things to those too weak to resist. But in the end, sometimes the weak get revenge. ”- Edgar Allan Poe.