Black Cat Response

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I was addicted to Edgar Allan Poe's fantastic world spontaneously when I read his fictions. Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809. He has many literary classics such as “The Tell-Tale Heart”. His short stories mainly focus on murder, bloody violence, and even supernatural events. The Black Cat is a short story and there were four main characters including the man, his wife, and two black cats. This story is about the man is a murder who kill the first cat and his wife. He had a large, beautiful and black cat and Pluto was the cat's name. One night, he deliberately cut the black cat's eyes under the influence of alcohol. Afterwards, he slipped a noose about cat's neck and hung it to the limb of a tree. Then later, he purchased and adopted …show more content…
However, after a period of time, the character of the mark of white hair of the second black cat gradually grew into a gallows shape. It was the representation of an object that made he shudders when he remembers the dead Pluto. He tried to kill the cat but mistakenly killed his wife. He buried his wife's body and walled it up in the cellar and he made no doubt that his perfect murder would escape legal sanctions. However, things are far from over. I was impressed most that is the tragic change of hero in this story. I was very surprised that he was a very kind-hearted from the period of his infancy. He was especially fond of animals. He even said:" My tenderness of heart was even so conspicuous as to make me the jest of my companions." Fortunately, his wife is a deposition not uncongenial. But then his general temperament and character experienced a radical alteration for the worse. He became moodier and more irritable. I can …show more content…
He expressed his feelings and thoughts through writing. The author lost his parents when he was young. Also, the lacks of warm and parental care and sense of security during his childhood. Moreover, there's nobody for him to confess his sufferings and misfortune, what he could do is to immerse him in alcohol to escape from the anguish. I think that there are two reasons can explain clear that why this man's personality conversion. The first is the external environment. He was always haunting in the bar and was intoxicated, which shows that his life is aimless and disorderly. Consequently, he was under the control of alcohol. The external environment is essential for personal development, but it is not all. In the story, he blamed them on the alcohol and others whenever the man did evil things. From my view, this was just an excuse to avoid the responsibility. People cannot give way to the madness, on the contrary, you can have strong will to overcome it. Secondly, the negative emotions make the man envies the black cat that was loved by his wife, such as irritation, jealousy, and violence. Also, he was angry and violent to the cat and felt troublesome because the cat was close to the man. When you have such complex psychology, the most useful and effective way is to talk with your relatives and friends. We should not bury deeply them in the

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