The Black Cat By Edgar Allan Poe

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A bunch of stories have happy endings right? The prince gets the princess, main character survives eight shots to the torso, all happy endings. Edgar Allan Poe isn’t like that. Most of his characters are dark and insane. They have one last shred of sanity then they refuse to keep it and then they end up going insane, much like the characters in The Black Cat, The Raven, and A Tell-Tale Heart. All three the men reach insanity.

In The Black Cat a man expresses his passion over all animals. He has a gorgeous black cat named Pluto,his prized possession. Years later this man has a horrible addiction to alcohol, which makes him get awful mood swings. When he gets angry he abuses his animals, and his wife. The only thing that he treats with absolute care is Pluto. Pluto is the only one who isn’t affected by his rage. One night when he returns home extremely drunk he attacks Pluto. Pluto bites him, and then because the man is drunk and insane he takes a pen knife and takes Pluto’s eye, killing Pluto. The bite made him have a black soul. Later he hangs Pluto from a branch on a tree. That day his house burns down. There is one item left over on the wall. Not one of his possessions but it is an imprint of a cat with a rope from its neck. Later his wife gets another black cat with a white streak on it’s fur. The man pledges revenge for this cat that looks like Pluto. When he went down to the cellar to join his wife he nearly trips over the cat. He gets extremely infuriated and gets…

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