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Insanity In The Black Cat By Edgar Allan Poe

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In the story the Black Cat the narrator is going insane. His insanity is his internal conflict that drives the story forward. The first show of insanity is when the narrator gouges the left eye out of his beloved cat. He had no reason to do it other than the cat made him mad. After he hardly feels any remorse for his horrible act. The cat recovers but shies away from him. Now he is irritated with a cat. In his slight irritation he ties a noose on a tree and hangs his cat from it. He feels horrible and now yearns for another cat to take its place. Then he finds another cat just like it and he brings it home. The cat is more attached to his wife and this angers him. As he and his wife walk down the stairs the cat only bumps into him and the narrator
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