Argumentative Essay On Black Cats

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Register to read the introduction… Many people relate the color black to sin, sadness, or lacking luck. They think that just because the color is black, that the cat is evil, although the cat can’t pick its own color. It is just a mixture of genetics from the cat’s parents and grandparents. Black cats are also portrayed as evil or mysterious creatures in scary or Halloween themed movies, because of the witch myth. Many people think that witches own black cats.

Why only cats though? This is because in ancient Pilgrim times, people would burn black cats alongside convicted witches. Dogs were seen as protectors, and the other animals were seen as non-domestic; or prey. Because of this, black cats are seated beside witches in the Halloween theme. They were also part of an ancient myth that people still believe today, stating that if a black cat were to walk across the street in front of you, then you would have bad luck. This superstition is another reason why black cats are a popular Halloween icon.

Are black cats actually dangerous though? Domestic black cats are usually declawed, and can only bite, which they mostly only do when they either detect a threat or want to play. Stray black cats can also bite, as well as scratch. Though since they are docile animals, they can only hurt you when there’s a serious threat.

Black cats should not logically be considered a monster. They are of no harm to you, and are the same as any other cat. The only reason they are considered an evil Halloween creature is because of humans and how we have portrayed them. So why, after all these years, are they still seen as this? This is because people have grown fond of the false creepiness they have instilled in the

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