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  • Symbolism In The Black Cat

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    In the short tale The Black Cat, Edgar Allen Poe expresses his hate and love for cats. With twisting words and mystical views, the tale takes place in the 1840’s. Within this classic American Literature Gothic tale, symbolism is depicted throughout with many plot twists the story is told. While The Black Cat was written to achieve an effect of “shocking insanity” in this time period it did just that. In this first person narrative the narrator tells of the readers of his decline from sanity and madness

  • The Black Cat - Symbolism

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    Symbolism in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat"   	In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat," symbolism is used to show the narrator's capacity for violence, madness, and guilt. "The Black Cat," written by Edgar Allan Poe serves as a reminder for all of us. The Capacity for violence and horror lies within each of us, no matter how docile and humane our disposition might appear. In this story, the narrator portrays a man who is fond of animals, had a tender

  • The Black Cat Analysis

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    Poe uses his narrator in “The Black Cat” to communicate to his readers “a series of household events” in which he uses details that horrify and haunt the readers. Opening with mystery, the readers are able to quickly infer that Poe’s narrator lacks common sense and rationality and that is what causes him become impulsive in his actions towards his loved ones. In this story, Poe writes through the eyes of an unnamed deceptive narrator who maltreats his wife and cat and relates how alcoholism and

  • Essay On The Black Cat

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    Date: 10-12-2017 Language and Composition Group:Turqouise ID: 160020 The Black Cat The story about a man and an antiquity “The Black Cat” something is very old and valuable. The main character Salahadin was trying to find this antiquity to put this in right place. It is like a battle of death to get this antiquity but finally Salahadin get it and put it

  • The Black Cat Syllabus

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    “The Black Cat” prior to this class. I enjoyed the story immensely. The portrayal of an alcoholic’s decline turning into a deranged person was powerful. The way the animals are talked about in the story makes the almost life like. I like the comparison of Pluto’s hanging to the family house being burned down on the same night. The explanation and cover up of the large giant cat with a rope on its neck was interesting but the new cat showing up looking like Pluto was mind-blowing. The new cat makes

  • The Black Cat Analysis

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    The Tale of Two Cats The title of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” leads the reader to believe the short story is about one black cat. However, almost in the middle of the story a second cat emerges. Are the second cat one of the nine lives of the first cat? The narrator seems to be struggling with this question and considering the genre is horror, I as the reader also struggles with this question. Since the narrator hints the second cat may be the same as the first, the reader must look at

  • The Black Cat Analysis

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    We do the good, but have evil thoughts and some people act on it, thinking it may drag them to feel good in doing so. This informative short-story provides a perfect example on how we take control of our mind. Edgar Allan Poe, the author of “The Black Cat”, develops the central idea that violence solves problems. On the eve of an unnamed narrator’s death, he writes a story of how his life collapsed, turning around his love for everybody and falling into a big pile of a hopeless mess and madness by

  • Comparing The Black Cat And The Tell-Tale Heart

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    Both “The Black Cat” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe has a dark side that arises from each narrator. Both short stories start with the reassurance of the narrator's sanity. This is especially ironic because both turn out to be completely mad. In the short stories both narrators have some sort of trigger that sets them off and exposes there mad man tendencies. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” Poe's narrator has an obsession with the old man's vulture of an eye. He speaks of it like a person

  • Literary Analysis Of The Black Cat

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    The Black Cat is about fear/guilt being driven into Poe’s mind enough to put him to pure madness, enough to murder as well. Throughout the story Poe talks to himself in his mind about numerous things about his madness growing inside of him. This guilt at certain times actually didn’t show up at the moments you would think. In his time of pure murderous rage, he seemed to have a HUGE lack of guilt. He was was even scared of his own cat, which later we’ll learn that it would lead to his downfall.

  • The Black Cat Edgar Allan Poe Analysis

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    The events that unfolded in Edgar Allen Poe’s, “The black Cat,” are all due to one person, the narrator. It is because of his Mental state, being an alcoholic, and being abusive to his wife and pets that the fault lies heavily on the narrator. What this paper will entail is all three of the reasons why it is the narrator's fault for what happens in the story and it will come to a conclusion based off the findings in the story. One of the reasons that the narrator is responsible for his