He felt as if he was under a curse from the black cat and was stuck under it while the cat still roamed around his house. Towards the end of the story he wanted to kill the black cat but the black cat ended up getting him hung since the police discovered that he killed his own wife because the black cat basically led into murdering his
“The wall was covered with hardened blood.” this quote shows the blood which is grotesqueness. By mentioning the blood on the wall. And “I buried the cat in the wall with my wife.” mentions the entrapment because the cat was entrapped with his wife in the wall. In the “Prey” the doll of the hunter moves and tries to kill the main character and as the main character kills the doll by burning it. She gets possessed by the released spirit of the doll.
The narrator, in a drunken stupor, took the black cats’ eye out, then afterwards, after feeling some remorse at least, decided to hang the cat because he loved it. The narrator got another cat after this and became even more insane in the way he felt about this black cat.
It fell bodily. The corpse, already greatly decayed and clotted with gore, stood erect before the eyes of the spectators. Upon its head, with red extended mouth and solitary eye of fire, sat the hideous beast whose craft had seduced me into murder, and whose informing voice had consigned me to the hangman. I had walled the monster up within the tomb!” (Poe 6). This happens days later when the narrator murders his wife this happened because his wife was gonna stop him from killing the cat but instead he killed his
General Woundwort also didn’t have a fun childhood. For example, Woundwort witnessed his mother and father being killed. His mother was killed by a weasel and his father was killed by a man. This would be very scaring for a young child. In addition, Woundwort was found and adopted by a kind professor with a cat that tortured him.
In the third one, The Black Cat, a man, who was a suffered from alcoholism, was obsessed about the cat that he killed and was unsatisfied by a new cat he got, hoping it to be a sort of a makeshift for his dead cat. All three stories bear striking similarities, as well as noteworthy differences in terms of the contributing elements. In all of the stories, the narrator had a different perspective towards the obsession which led to madness. In The Black Cat, the narrator was the one to fall under the hands of obsession and showed signs that he was aware of his descent, but was completely helpless to stop it. In The Tale-Tell Heart, the narrator was victimized by obsession, but unlike in The Black Cat, he showed no indication that he was able to understand anything other than of his own
Both of the short stories are about revenge, murder and madness. The narrators of both the Tell-Tale Heart and the Cask of Amontillado have very different motives for committing the murder each of them commits. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is insane and his motive behind killing the old man is that he cannot stand the sight of the old man’s “vulture eye”. He is tempted to close the eye forever, and so he does this by murdering him. Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato.
The corpse of his wife in the wall with his black cat on top of her head was revealed. His pride was deprived. The last example of an overweening pride in “ The Masque of the Red Death”, the narrator told a story about the Red Death and Prince Prospero. Prince Prospero did not care for his suffering subjects who died from a serious disease called the Red Death. He invited his friends to the castle for a masked ball.
The narrator then goes on to tell us how that he wants to kill this old man because he has an “eye like the eye of a vulture” (Poe, 64). So the narrator goes into this man’s room for 8 nights in a row, and kills him on the eighth night. He would have gotten away with it too, if he only didn’t hear the old man’s heartbeat coming from the floor when he was talking with the police, and ripped
The second similarity is they kill out of passion, for example the Landlady in lust wants many men, while Emily out of love only wants Homer Barron. Finally, they both live with their victims, for instance the Landlady stuffs her victims and then has the corpses remain in the bordering house and Emily leaves Homer’s rotting corpse in her bed for her to sleep with. These characters also have many differences between them. For one difference, they did different things to their victims’ corpses, for instance, Emily slept with Homer’s corpse while the Landlady stuffed her victims and gave them rooms in the boarding