The author’s puspose in “The Black Cat” is to demonstrate the relationship and the signification between the character and the cat. The character has had many pets throughout his life but his black cat was his most favorite pet. He used to love the black cat when he was younger but as time passed by, he began to detest the cat. As he was getting older he became an alcoholic and started to become more aggressive towards his loved ones especially the cat. He burned down his house, murdered his wife, and took one eye out of his cat.
this quote shows the violence, it shows violence because he kills his wife with ax, which goes through the head. “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.”
The narrator got another cat after this and became even more insane in the way he felt about this black cat.
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.
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.
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
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
“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.” (Edgar Allan Poe) Every writer has their own style of writing.