He abuses all of his pets except the black cat. Then one night he comes home intoxicated seizes the cat and cuts out one eye. The cat begins avoiding him, which angers him more and he ties a noose around its neck and hangs it. That morning his house burns down leaving one wall with “...the figure of a gigantic cat. The impression was given with an accuracy truly marvelous.
The narrator becomes a completely different person when he begins drinking and starts to physically and verbally abuse his wife and pets. Anger getting the best of him, he cuts Pluto’s eye out with a pocket knife. A few days later, he winds up tying a noose around the cat’s neck and hanging it from a tree, killing it. The narrator claims to have done this because he knew it was wrong to do so in the first place.
Later on, this man finds a new cat and tries to kill it but his wife gets in the way and he kills her by accident, he tries hiding the bodies but also gets caught. First, in the short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Edgar Allen Poe uses Narrator actions to make the mood of his story frightful. An example of this is when the Narrator of the story kills the innocent Old man and hides his body under the wood planks of the Old man 's house. “I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him… I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and the legs.”(pg.
After this occasion, the character becomes engulfed in the feeling of irrationality. He loses the ability to determine cause and effect of what is happening around him due to his actions, therefore he subjects himself to complete moral insensitivity to the point that he still attempts to justify himself to the agents of law (Gargano, p.178). Murder of the innocent Pluto becomes the event from which there is no recovery. If he kills a pet whom he used to love greatly, killing his wife becomes just matter of time when he experiences yet another mood swing, yet another instance of alcohol
He is overcome with guilt and confesses. “The Black Cat,” is a man who loves a cat. The man doesn’t like what the cat did to him so he takes his eye out. He feels bad and hangs the cat to give him mercy. A new cat appears with a eye missing and the man is overcome with guilt and tries to kill the cat but kills his wife.
Poe’s Use of Symbolism and Allusion Edgar Allan Poe is often regarded as the “Father of Gothic Literature,” and rightfully so. He composed a myriad of works that are now viewed as staples in the world of literature. With writings such as “The Raven,” “The Bells,” “The Black Cat,” and, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” he has changed the way readers indulge themselves in literature. Within each of his works, Poe provides the reader with a glance into his personal life, whether it be his preference of day over night, or some of his deeper struggles within himself, including substance abuse and his Survivor’s guilt over the death of many people who were dear to him. This is exemplified in his works, “The Raven,” and “The Black Cat,” where he uses symbolism
Edgar Allan Poe’s stories all have some type of mysterious setting that makes the reader read in between the lines and decipher the meaning. His stories also incorporate a great deal of violence and sinister acts, which adds a grimness to each story he tells. “The Black Cat” is a true work of literature that incorporates a hidden meaning in the story with the use of sinister violence. In this particular story, the narrator’s use of the first-person point of view, symbolism through the characters, and the eerie setting creates a fascinating tale. Edgar Allan Poe’s story is told from the first-person point of view.
And even though he was a pioneer in the development of horror and the grotesque in American literature, not that many people think him first and foremost as a Southern writer. He had a unique and dark way of writing. His mysterious style of writing appeals to emotion and drama. Poe's most impressionable works of fiction are gothic. His stories tend to have the same recurring theme of either death, lost love or both.
I have always had an interest in Edgar Allan Poe’s writing, poems and short stories. The way in which he writes is very peculiar and very original and unique to him. In grade 10, we made gothic movies and focus thoroughly on the works by Poe. He uses first person narrator in both “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Black Cat” and he does this in a way that is so unreal, and it puts you in the mindset of the somewhat psychotic speaker. I think it is an important topic as there are so many gothic authors out there, but Poe has his own unique way of telling the story that are so distinct to him.
Many nights later Jem and his little sister are walking alone through the night to a play. Suddenly Bob was on them with a knife and the intent to end both of their lives as a way to get back at Atticus. Fighting for his life, Jem wrestles with Bob but after crashing to the grund Jem’s arm breaks and he blacks out. Seconds later a mysterious man ends Bob life to save Jem and his little sister. Back at Jem’s home, Scout (Jem’s little sister) explains her view of the attack, “Then all of a sudden something’ grabbed me and smashed my costume….Jem found me..Mr.Ewell yanked him down, I reckon They tousled