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  • The Black Cat

    “The Black Cat,” the story was published in 1845, and it is a gothic piece of literature. The first thing we learn is that it is written in first person, and the narrator is nameless. He is going die the next day for something we do not know what for yet. He is writing events down which is says, “these events have terrified – have tortured – have destroyed me” (1). From the beginning of the story it is gathered that he did something horrible when he states, “to-day I would unburthen my soul” (1). He wants to unburden or unload what he is harboring deep inside, so that he can be cleansed and redeemed. The narrator describes his younger year when he was kinder and more humane. He had a love for animals that started…

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  • Perverseness In The Black Cat

    In his short story, “The Black Cat”, Edgar Allan Poe writes about perverseness and how everyone has a choice to determine an outcome. Edgar beings his story in a jail cell, where the narrator tells a story about a black cat and his abuse of alcoholism. The first complication that shows alcoholism taking over the narrator is the scene where he deliberately cut one of its cat's eyes after it nipped his hand. Because of this interaction, the cat feels terrified of the narrator every time he’s…

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  • Alcoholism In The Black Cat

    In the other hand we have something a bit similar in "The Black Cat", this protagonist in particular defends his reliability of his actions in the narrative, but as well has a flashback from a prison cell after murdering his wife. The narrator opens his tale by describing a very calm and happy atmosphere along with his wife and the desire they both shared towards the pets they owned. When the narrator begins by explain how this idea got into his head, at first is not able to make the transition…

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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…

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  • Essay On The Black Cat

    "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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  • The Black Cat Argumentative Essay

    “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe is a short story about a man who struggled with depression, alcoholism, and a mental disorder but his cat calmed him. However, the man killed the cat he loved and later a similar cat came to him which had an abnormal resemblance to the past cat of his. This cat reminded the man of how cruel and mean he was to Pluto, the past cat, therefor he tried to kill the cat but instead killed his wife. My position is that he is insane and guilty. The narrator was…

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  • Black Cat Unlucky

    up with them, not just spending the time together but also enjoying the bedtime together, watching the television together……etc. But have you 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…

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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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  • The Black Cat Addiction

    In America alone, about twenty-three million five hundred thousand people suffer from addiction. In The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator is facing major character change due to an addiction to alcohol. Addiction to alcohol is the major cause for the evil mentality of the narrator. He used to be a loving family man, but since he was intaking such high amounts of alcohol, he has become a criminally insane menace. He lived happily with his wife and numerous pets, but his all time…

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  • Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat

    Out of all of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories I believe “The Black Cat” is one of his most powerful writings. Poe wrote this interesting story in a way that is open to more than one interpretation. When the narrator tells of how the reoccurrences the have “terrified” him he tries to remind the reader that "...some intellect more calm, more logical, and far less excitable than own," will see that these scares are nothing more than natural occurrences . When the narrator starts the story, we see that…

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