Theme Of Karma In The Black Cat

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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. This story uses an adaptation of that belief, and that is that horrid, unjust acts, like those committed by the narrator of the story, will not go unpunished forever. With each unjust deed that the narrator commits, an action of great consequence soon follows. This is shown when he hills the cat “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; -- hung it because I knew that it had loved me, and because I felt it had…show more content…
en me no reason of offence; -- 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.” And then later in the story another cat with white gallows on its chest is the reason that
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