Black Cat Essays

  • black cat

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    Story, "The Black Cat" This Paper will interpret a short story, "The Black Cat", by Edgar Allan Poe. My Purpose is to show the effect of the use of irony on the progress of the short story. I Suspect that use of irony in Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Black Cat," is one of the main points which allows the hidden character of the Narrator, and the truth of the situation to be revealed and helps the reader to comprehend the story better. In Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Black Cat," the nameless

  • Foreshadowing In The Black Cat

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    “The Black Cat” By Edgar Allen Poe Most people when they see a black cat they walk the opposite direction and do it very quickly. People think that black cats bring bad luck when you see them, which is why people use them during Halloween. Some historians trace superstitions about black cats back to the Middle Ages. At that time, some women were accused of witchcraft and practicing black magic. Many of these women had cats as companions, so they became guilty by association. The word black magic

  • The Black Cat Psychology

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    can know he is the person who like to used symbolize in the story. After read the story of the black cat we can know Edger Allen Poe used many psychological descriptions, show up how is the Narrator’s consciousness worked. He really like animals during his infancy, when he grow up to an adult he stared drink alcohol and also he started to maltreat cat. At end of this story he killed his first black cat and murdered his wife. Reveal the evil thought and destroy desire how to be motivated. But for

  • Symbolism In Poe's The Black Cat

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    “The Black Cat”, written by Edgar A. Poe, has been called “one of the most powerful of Poe’s stories” with a horrific element that just barely “stops short of the wavering line of disgust”. Originally published in 1843 in the United States Saturday Post, this Gothic tale is perhaps also one of Poe’s most extensively analyzed pieces. (Cambell33) Much diversity is seen in the interpretations offered. The black cats are variously conceptualized as symbolic of the narrator’s wife, manifesting the

  • Archetypal Symbolism In The Black Cat

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    In the works of Nathanial Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe, both their short stories contain archetypal symbolism. Hawthorne’s story “Young Goodman Brown” is similar but different than Poe’s story “The Black Cat.” These two authors show many different forms on archetypal symbolism. An archetypal symbol are things like characters, plot, feelings and settings. It can also be things like colors and animals. Archetypal symbolism can be, “… love, guilt, redemption, and death are archetypal subjects; the

  • Examples Of Alcoholism In The Black Cat

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    Alcoholism in “The Black Cat” Alcoholism is a common addiction known for the dependence on alcoholic beverages. Alcohol, along with any other drug, can distort someone’s reality and cloud their judgement. When alcohol is mixed with lunacy, it can be a deadly combination. Along with being psychotic, drinking causes mood swings, false confidence, dizziness, misconceptions, etc. In Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Black Cat”, he uses the mania of the narrator, being brought on by his use of alcohol, to

  • Black Cat Symbolism

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    In the short story “The Black Cat” written in 1845 by Edgar Allan Poe, it is revealed that karma always comes back in the future. It shows that everything that is done in a perverse, malevolent, or malicious manner will always bring consequences in life. The story illustrates a series of events within a man’s household. The narrator indicates that as a child he was a sensitive animal lover. He was spoiled by his parents with a variety of pets. He married early, and was happy with his wife. They had

  • Symbolism In The Black Cat

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    the story is when the shapeless splotch of white hair on the black cat is signified as a structure to hang criminals, bringing the narrator into madness by the cat’s physique, During one night drunk at a tavern, the narrator who had just finished off Pluto finds a cat who looked exactly like the one he had killed, but with a minor difference, just a white shapeless splotch on its breast. Noticing its affection for him, he took the cat in as his pet, but soon found himself being annoyed by it, and

  • The Black Cat: Deranged Narrator

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    The Black Cat: Deranged Narrator Throughout the opening paragraph of "The Black Cat," the reader is introduced to a narrator who, because of his grotesque actions, has become mentally deranged and very untrustworthy, " . . . my very senses reject their own evidence." The narration of this story is in the first person, which would lead you to believe the narrator could be trusted to relate to you the true events of the story, but this is false. The narrator in this story is unreliable due to his

  • Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat

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    When Edgar Allan Poe wrote “The Black Cat” in 1843, the word “paranoia” was not in existence. The mental illness of paranoia was not given its name until the twentieth century. What the narrator is suffering from would be called paranoia today. The definition of paranoia is psychosis marked by delusions and irrational decisions. This definition could best be described in the nineteenth century as being superstitious and believing that supernatural powers are affecting our decisions. Superstition

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The Black Cat

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    “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe is narrated by a man dealing with an ill temper and alcoholism. The narrator who was once “noted for his docility and humanity” and cared for his pets transforms into a monster who kills his favorite cat, Pluto, his wife and another black cat that resembles Pluto. He tries to compromise his “fiendish” actions and hides his wife’s corpse, but at the end, his wife’s body is found in the walls while the black cat that resembled Pluto was sitting on top of the corpse

  • The Black Cat - Abnormal Madness

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    The  Black Cat - Abnormal Madness It seems that almost every Edgar Allen Poe story ever written has a much deeper and darker meaning hidden inside its lines.  Many of these pieces are demented enough even if the reader does not read "between the lines." "The Black Cat" is an example of this kind of story.  In this morbid look into the narrator's mind, the reader follows the narrator as he does many disturbing things in his household.  This story, like many of Poe's other pieces, is a venture into

  • Who Is The Protagonist In The Black Cat

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    The black cat is a short story written in first person point of view by Edgar Allan Poe. It takes place present time in his home. The story revolves around 3 main characters and a minor character, the narrator (Edgar Allan Poe), pluto- Poe's cat, another, just as important cat, and Poe’s wife who is only a minor character. Poe begins the story by talking about how he loves all of his animals, and his wife came to love them too, so he has many. His favorite is a cat named Pluto. In Roman mythology

  • The Importance of Point of View in The Black Cat

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    The Importance of Point of View in The Black Cat Point of view is a very important aspect of The Black Cat. The main character tells the story to the reader from his first person point of view. You have a good feel for the story because you have the first person narration. As you read into the story it comes apparent however that the narrator telling the story is not a reliable interpretation of the details around him. You have a good feel for his emotions and the events of the story, but the

  • The Black Cat By Edgar Allan Poe

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    Summary of “The Black Cat” In the short story, “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe, the main character explains that he has performed a series of household events that has destroyed him. To which then, he goes into explaining the story of the events that happened. The main character is very fond of animals, which him and his wife purchase variety of them. The pet that was named his favorite was a black cat they named Pluto. Their friendship last years, until his acquired drunkenness that grew to

  • Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat

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    Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat Edgar Allan Poe wrote that the single effect was the most important aspect of a short story, which everything must contribute to this effect. Poe’s gothic tale “The Black Cat” was written trying to achieve an effect of shocking insanity. In this first person narrative the narrator tells of his decline from sanity to madness, all because of an obsession with two (or possibly one) black cats. These ebony creatures finally drive him to take the life

  • The Black Cat: A Comparison Between The Movie And The Book

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    The Black Cat: A Comparison Between The Movie and The Book There are major differences between the film we saw in class and The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe. The film had added effects to get the viewer's attention. The film also let out important parts that were in the short story. The short story gave the reader a better background for character analysis. Although the story was much more enticing because the reader knew the main character better. In the short story the man(abusive husband) is

  • Analysis Of Lucio Fulci 's The Black Cat

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    Lucio Fulci 's The Black Cat is featured in Arrow 's phenomenal Edgar Allan Poe 's Black Cats Limited Edition, which also features the fantastically named Sergio Martino film Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (the review can be read here). The Arrow Box set is limited to 3000 copies and comes with an impressive limited edition 80-page booklet containing new articles on the films, Lucio Fulci’s last ever interview and a reprint of Poe’s original story. The box set contains the two

  • Paranoia In The Black Cat By Edgar Allan Poe

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    many themes Poe depicts within his stories. Within “The Black Cat” there are many elements that can be taken differently to the reader. With the Narrator suffering from severe alcoholism we see him continuously getting more ill throughout the story, up until the point he murders his wife. Which it can be theorized that the narrator’s sort of subconscious jealousy of his wife was the underlying cause for his wrongful actions towards the cat Pluto. This caused his heavy paranoia to come too, eventually

  • Alcoholism In Edgar Allen Poe's The Black Cat

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    Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Black Cat,” is a marvelous depiction of how alcohol can be destructive to people’s lives. In the story, the narrator commits multiple heinous crimes all after the consumption of alcohol. From the crimes he have committed, we can say that alcoholism has caused the narrator to lose parts of his sanity. Furthermore, it has also resulted in his enjoyment in being cruel and evil, in other words, known as “diabolical evil.” After psychoanalysing the story, it is believed