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  • Examples Of Optimistism In The Black Cat

    The Black Cat: Horror or Optimistic Edgar A. Poe is traditional considered one of the greatest masters of horror stories. “The Black Cat” is one of his masterpieces, so the naïve readers may think that “The Black Cat” is a horror work. In fact, however, “The Black Cat” is not a horror work but an optimistic work, which the ideal readers may think. This essay explains that “The Black Cat” is a work reaching optimistic conclusions about human existence through horror. This essay talks about five parts. First, the tale “The Black Cat” is a literary confession. Second, there is a tension between fabula and plot in “The Black Cat.” Third, the confession is a plot, in which the narrated events follow a logical order: the good is affirmed,…

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  • Symbolism Of The Black Cat

    ever think about to have a black cat to be your family member? In many countries, the black cat seems to an “unluckiness” significant. Especially to the places which still remain the old traditional costumes. For an example, in Taiwan, when the elderly people see a black cat, they will try to get away from it or even scared the cat away. And the other rumor also says that, if you see a black cat on “Black Friday” you are going to have something bad happen. But, are these rumors true? Or just the…

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  • Witches In The Black Cat

    The Black Cat: Witches or Just Cats? I believe that both Pluto I and Pluto II are actually witches in the disguise of a black cat in the story, The Black Cat. It has been a well known superstition for hundreds of years that black cats are bad omens and are often witches. There has been a lifelong correlation between black cats and witches, in some instances the black cat is the witch’s favorite pet of choice and other cases the witch herself turns in a black cat. Therefore, it is not surprising…

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  • Black Cat Essay

    Today, modern society views cats as little fur balls of attention, and evil yet adorable geniuses hell-bent on world domination. During the course of history though, cats were viewed differently. Mainly tamed for their ability to catch mice, the earliest known feline-human relationship was found in a shallow grave in Cyprus. A human being was found buried with his young cat. Note that cats aren’t native to the island nation at that time, proving that they were being domesticated. Anyway,…

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  • Symbolism In The Black Cat By Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe’s stories all have some type of mysterious setting that makes the reader read in between the lines and decipher the meaning. His stories also incorporate a great deal of violence and sinister acts, which adds a grimness to each story he tells. “The Black Cat” is a true work of literature that incorporates a hidden meaning in the story with the use of sinister violence. In this particular story, the narrator’s use of the first-person point of view, symbolism through the…

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  • Criticism In The Black Cat By Edgar Allan Poe

    "The Black Cat" is a short horror story, written by Edgar Allan Poe. In this story, a narrator is in prison waiting for his punisment, as like hanging. The narrator, who is the main character ,tells us about the story of his own’s life that has gone bad… As a little child, he is decribed as a mild and kind boy who loves all kinds of animals. His favorite thing to do is taking care of his pets and spendig lots of time with them . His favorite animal is a dog. He gets married in his early…

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  • Symbolism In The Black Cat

    represent an idea or subject. The use of symbols is a way to communicate a deeper meaning and to employ an object to point to a different reality. The short story, “The Black Cat,” was written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1845. Poe tells a story of guilt, bad judgement, and mental deterioration. His short story is rich with countless different symbols representing these subjects. The narrator’s life is excellent up until the point where alcohol comes into his life. Then, he starts to abuse his animals…

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  • Historicism In The Black Cat

    surrounded us with. The philosopher and scientist alike seek greater clarity and understanding in all things both material and immaterial; it is this somewhat stubborn proclivity that drives many critics of literature to perhaps look deeper than needed into their readings of texts to reveal meanings and themes that may actually just be projections of their own transposed to the work. This may be the case in regards to historicist readings of Edgar Allan Poe. While the biographical and…

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  • Black Cat Response

    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,…

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  • Romanticism In The Black Cat

    short stories; he is the first famous American to try to live by writing alone. One of his notorious short story’s is The Black Cat. He presented this short story on The Saturday Evening Post. Poe’s motive for writing this short story was to study the mindset of violence of a disturbed human being. In this short story some of Poe’s thoughts and visual imagery help him paint a full picture of Pluto, alcoholism, and depravity. First, a section of Poe’s thoughts and use of visual imagery helps…

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