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  • Black Cat Wife
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    A Glimpse Into the World of 'The Black Cat' Those who have read any of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories know that most of them are full of suspense and mystery and that they a feeling of horror and shock upon the reader. Poe studies the mind, and is conscious of the abnormalities of his narrators and he does not condone the intellectual expedient through which they strive, only too earnestly, to justify themselves. He enters the field of the starkly, almost clinically realistic investigation of m...
  • Luck For Black Cat
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    What is superstition According to The Little Oxford Dictionary, superstition is "belief in the existence or power of the supernatural; irrational fear of the unknown; a religion or practice based on such tendencies; widely held but wrong idea". Let us examine that definition in depth. First, there is "belief in the existence or power of the supernatural". This means that there is believed to be some force that can influence the events on the Earth. Second, there is "irrational fear of the unknow...
  • Narrator's Description Of The Black Cat
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    In Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Black Cat", there are many examples of ironies to which we as readers may not be fully aware of. I have listed a few of these ironies that I thought were relevant in the story's plot and one, which I thought was the most significant. Ironies such as the narrator's upbringing as having the "docility and humanity of disposition" (102.13), and "having fondness for animals and the feeling of happiness when feeding and caressing them" (103.1-3), are only a few e...
  • Poe's Gothic Tale The Black Cat
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    "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe 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 his wife, whose ...
  • Obvious Use Of Irony In The Story
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    Shrout 1 Aspects and Analysis of Edgar Allen Poe's " The Cask of Amontillado" and the "Black Cat" What makes literary works considered great, and furthermore what makes the greatness of the work withstand the test of time The answer to both of these questions is the same. Greatness of literary work that withstands the test of time is due to the fact that their meaning is still seen and identified with by people today, and still evokes interest in the reader, even though these works were written ...
  • Cat And His Wife
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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...
  • Sea From The Atlantic Monthly
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    from the Atlantic Monthly, 1922 Jazz Theodore Maynard The band began its music, and I saw A hundred people in the cabaret Stand up in couples meekly to obey The arbitrary and remorseless law Of custom. And I wondered what could draw Their weary wills to this fulfillment. Gay They were not. They embraced without dismay, Lovers who showed an awful lack of awe. Then, as I sat and drank my wine apart, I pondered on this new religion, which Lay heavily on the faces of the rich, Who, occupied with rit...
  • Tell Tale And The Black Cat Narrators
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    The respective narrators in Edgar Allan Poes The Tell-Tale Heart and The Black Cat are nameless characters around whom each story revolves. This is just as well, considering the fact that the two narrators are almost interchangeable. Both narrators are thematic symbols of the dark side of the human mind, which characterizes much of Poes works of horror. Each narrator moves through the action of his story virtually parallel to the other, in his struggles with irrational fear, innate perversity an...
  • Corpse And The Cat
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    The author of this short story is Edgar Allan Poe. I'm not sure to where he lived, but I do know he lived in America. He wrote about this subject probably because of superstitions, and how they could make you go crazy. I don't think he conducted any research; it might have been an actual experience for. We " ll never know. This story was about him, his wife, and their pets. It mainly focused around the companionship of his black cat that he kills. I believe it reflected life in his time; there w...
  • Black Cat Two And The White Spot
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    Symbolism in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Black Cat' In Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Black Cat,' symbolism is used to show the narrator's capacity for violence, madness, and guilt. 'The Black Cat,' written by Edgar Allan Poe serves as a reminder for all of us. The Capacity for violence and horror lies within each of us, no matter how docile and humane our disposition might appear. In this story, the narrator portrays a man who is fond of animals, had a tender heart, and is happily married. Within several ye...
  • Black Cat By Edgar Allan Poe
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    "The Black Cat", by Edgar Allan Poe "The Black Cat", a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, is about a man who is in jail confessing to murdering his wife. He starts of by stating that he was happily married to a nice beautiful woman, and the couple had many animals. Among those animals was a black cat named Pluto and this cat is the narrator's favorite animal. The cat and the narrator established a great relationship and are almost inseparable. The narrator soon becomes an alcoholic and one day he r...
  • Black Cats With Bad Luck
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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...
  • Main Character Trips Over The Black Cat
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    A Unique Brand of Violence: Critical Interpretations of Poe's "The Black Cat" Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale, "The Black Cat", is a disturbing story that delves into the contrasts between reality and fantasy, insanity and logic, and life and death. To decipher one distinct meaning presented in this story undermines the brilliance of Poe's writing. Multiple meanings can be derived from "The Black Cat", which lends itself perfectly to many approaches of critical interpretation. One of the staples ...
  • Cats And The Narrator
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    There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man. (Poe, 100) Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Black Cat tells a tale of a man whose conscience is embodied by two cats. Through the use of contrasting sentiments, Poe encapsulates the image of a creature consumed so completely in his perverseness that he impulsively commits heinous crimes th...
  • Leader Of The Black Cats
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    Alley War II Me. I'm an ordinary guy. Living an everyday life. Everyday I wake-up at 9 o' clock to watch the morning shows. After that I would usually go take a shower then eat breakfast. I'm mostly in my apartment all day till 5: 30 pm that's when I go to work. That's the most interesting part of my day. I work at a low-key restaurant in the center of Chinatown. I am responsible for the dishes, sweeping, mopping mostly the cleaning. That is not what I consider the fascinating part of my job it ...
  • Black Cat Squadrons
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    Black Cat Squadrons and the Double Sunrise Service Both the Black Cat Squadrons and those involved in "The secret order of the Double Sunrise Service" operated one of the most famous planes in aviation history, the Catalina. Starting in 1943 and ending the operation of the route in 1945, QANTAS crews flew the Double Sunrise Service using the Catalina. The Black Cat Squadrons flew the Catalinas in WWII on various missions throughout the war. The Double Sunrise Service, introduced in June 1943, wa...
  • 0 The Black Cat
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    A Critical Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Black Cat' Metaphors not only can be used as literal interpretation of events, but also have metaphorical meanings. A good example would be the black cat portrayed in Edgar Allan Poe!'s! ^0 The Black Cat! +/- and how the narrator implies throughout the story that the cat is of a demonic creature. The black cat in the short story not only has a literal meaning of a normal household cat but also from a metaphorical-side of meaning, as the narrator!'s p...
  • Black Cat
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    Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat' "The Black Cat,' which first appeared in the United States Saturday Post (The Saturday Evening Post) on August 19, 1843, serves as a reminder for all of us. The capacity for violence and horror lies within each of us, no matter how docile and humane our dispositions might appear. – By Martha Womack Martha Womack, better known to Internet users as Precisely Poe, has a BA degree in English from Longwood College in Virginia, and teaches English and Theatre Ar...

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