Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's ' The Black Cat ' Essay

1818 Words Oct 9th, 2015 8 Pages
Does an author always need to write in the same tone? Or have similar characters that display courage? Edgar Allan Poe, an acclaimed author, does not always right stories with the same characters or the same setting, but most of the time his stories are centered around two common elements, either love, death, or the contrast of both. “The Black Cat” is a story focused on the love-hate relationship the narrator has with his companions and the idea of battling one 's self for control. Differently, “The Masque of the Red Death” is a story about a group of royals who ignore a plague that is affecting their whole region because they are protected. This story focuses on the truth that even those on the top of the hierarchy cannot escape death or grasp immortality. In these short stories and in most of his work, Edgar Allan Poe focuses on the question of death and overall how sane his main characters are. In both of the short stories, “The Black Cat” and, “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe the devices of point of view (using an omniscient point of view and a central narrator point of view), plot structure building up suspense, and stylistic choices such as figurative language are compared and contrasted.

One literary device present in both the stories, “The Black Cat” and, “The Masque of the Red Death” is point of view. Poe usually has his stories written from the same point of view but in this case it is different. In, “The Black Cat” the point of view is…

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