Reality In The Black Cat And The Monkey's Paw

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At certain points of life sometimes people see things differently, like a lense fogging up reality causing them to do terrible things. In these stories the characters all have a extremely distorted sense of reality. But the character with the most distorted sense of reality is the narrator in the black cat because he is a killer of not only his cat, of his own wife that only tried to stop him from doing a terrible deed he also continues to defend himself saying he’s not mad throughout the story. This alone proves how much of a distorted person he is in his sense of reality.

In the stories the black cat and the monkey's paw the Narrator and Mr.White both have a distorted sense of reality. In the story the black cat the main character
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Like when he says “ ...But after reading my story you will see that I’m not crazy” “... That cursed cat that put me here in this prison...”. In the story he says that he is not only a murder, but he will also not admit to what he did. Another quote is “That animal that caused me to commit this terrible crime.” These quotes prove that his perception is that the cat's the one to blame, and the reason his wife is dead, but in reality it’s his fault. In real life people that have done something bad, whether it's really bad or not very bad admit to their crime and don’t blame people that have nothing or just a bit to do with it. Anyone that has a distorted sense of reality would probably blame someone else, because in their world that's who they blame but in reality it’s not the whole truth at all. In the story the monkey's paw people might think that Mr.white from the monkey's paw has the most distorted sense of reality because he is very greedy and not a doesn’t even notice a risk when he wished for 200 pounds. This is because after the man told him that the paw was nothing but trouble. The man also threw the paw in the fire and Mr.White still grabbed it which proves that his perception of reality is that he is more concerned about what the paw does than his loved ones. But really if you compare the two stories most people would argue that the …show more content…
At the beginning of the story the narrator told us that he was happy, loved animals and had a kind heart. But by the end he was nothing but an alcoholic fool that killed his cat. But the biggest shocker in the story displaying how messed up he really was when he “smashed the axe into her skull and she fell instantly dead”. Now it’s probably true that in this story alcohol played a huge affect in what he did. But he was so angry at his wife from simply saving a poor cat's life that he had to murder her in cold blood is proof that he has a distorted sense of reality.An other might argue that in the monkey's paw that Mr.White is purposely rising his dead son from the dead even after his terrible death is worse than the man in the black cat but it really isn’t because he was a cold blooded murder that had no logical reason for killing his

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