Essays Tagged: "Black Cat"

A Murder's Journey Through works of Dostoyevsky and Poe

e authors Edgar Allan Poe and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Crime and Punishment, "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Black Cat",and "The Cask of Amontillado" are very similar in this contradiction. Each murderer take ... r, to interactions with the police.         The narrator from the short story 'The Black Cat' describes his 'tenderness of heart was even so conspicuous as to make me the jest of his ...

(7 pages) 64 0 3.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Edgar Allen Poe, the writer of terrorsome short stories

se of Usher,' 'The Masque of the Red Death,' 'The Pit and the Pendulum,' 'TheTell-Tale Heart,' 'The Black Cat,' 'The Premature Burial,' 'The Imp of the Perverse,''The Cask of Amontillado,' and 'Hop-Fr ... est andbest-known works' (Draper 2750). These stories-which include 'The Pit and thePendulum,' 'The Black Cat,' 'The Tell-Tale Heart,' 'The Cask of Amontillado,' andothers-are often told by a first-pe ...

(10 pages) 258 0 3.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

"The Black Cat"

Throughout the opening paragraph of 'The Black Cat,' the reader is introduced to a narrator who, because of his grotesque actions, has become ...

(3 pages) 73 0 2.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What Goes Around Comes Around. Speaks of "The Black Cat," by Edgar Allan Poe

In his story "The Black Cat," Edgar Allan Poe dramatizes his experience with madness,and challenges the readers suspen ... ng and suspension of disbelief when he illustrates hiswives response to the cat when he writes "all black cats are witches in disguise, not that she wasever serious upon this point-and I mention the m ...

(5 pages) 94 0 3.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

The Black Cat by Poe. A Comparison between the movie and the book

There are major differences between the film we saw in class and The Black Cat byEdgar Allen Poe. The film had added effects to get the viewer's attention. The film also ... ften physically abusive to his wife. One night theman came home very drunk and violent so Pluto(the black cat) scratched him out of fear.then the man lost his temper and cut out the cat's eye with his ... trified white cat with a rope around itsneck in the charred remains. A few days later the man saw a black cat with a white chestand he liked it so much he let the cat follow him home. The cat made its ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A Shift in the Balance of Good and Evil Reveals the Dark Side of Man... covers Poe's Madness & Literary Genius

between sanity and madness (Stevenson, 500). Through the characters in "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Black Cat", and "The Cask of Amotillado, Poe demonstrates that a shift in the balance of good and ev ... d by insanity. The characters are unable to locate the origin of their evil (Gargano, 329). In "The Black Cat" the narrator holds the cat responsible for his insanity. At first the cat is neither good ...

(7 pages) 143 2 4.1 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Edgar Allan Poe and Reflections of His Life.

tionships and thoughts of revenge towards at least two in particular. Finally, by looking into "The Black Cat", we can see Poe's almost lifelong battle with alcoholism and addiction. The French critic ... esire for revenge for these two literary figures mentioned prior is not such a farfetched idea."The Black Cat" is one of several short stories that Poe wrote that dealt with alcohol abuse. The narrato ...

(8 pages) 125 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

"Black like me" and the movie "Gentleman's Agreement".

Differential PrejudiceWhile the abhorrent prejudice evident in the book Black Like Me, written by John Griffin, and in the movie "Gentleman's Agreement", directed by Elia K ... written by John Griffin, and in the movie "Gentleman's Agreement", directed by Elia Kazan, against blacks and Jews respectively, seems similar in nature, it is important to note that they are not equ ... tive of the requirements for entry too the respective groups. The juxtaposition of the treatment of blacks and that of Jews in these works shows the dizzying array of inequality that permeate American ...

(5 pages) 53 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Black Cat" by Edgar Alan Poe.

THE BLACK CATThe Black Cat is one of Poe's famous murder tales. The story is told by the murderer himsel ... ho shared his affection toward animals. She brought many animals into their home including a large, black cat that they named Pluto. The narrator formed an especially strong bond with Pluto, who becam ... began to look for another cat to replace Pluto. While out on day the narrator comes across another black cat, nearly identical to Pluto except for a large white patch on its chest. He took the cat ho ...

(3 pages) 69 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe.

not want to say.The unreliability of the narrator is present in one of Poe's most famous tales: The Black Cat. In this tale, a man in prison relates the facts that leaded him to the murderer of his wi ... assumes the responsibility for his actions, instead of that he blames alcohol, intemperance and the black cat. We are dealing with a narrator that can be hiding information of us or even lying to obta ...

(9 pages) 99 1 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Study Notes on "Black Cat" by Edgar Allen Poe.

Study Notes on "Black Cat" by Edgar Allen PoeThis is a story about someone whose life is troubled by fiend intempera ... er brain. He hides her in the cellar, but the police come and find her. There is an emphasis on the black cat.Poe is a southern writer and is not aware that he addresses the issue of slavery. It is pa ...

(2 pages) 66 1 3.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Macbeth Contrast between light and dark as symbols for life and death

's Macbeth is built. Darkness in our society is indicative of many symbols of evil. For instance, a black cat, dark night, and dark place are all ominous symbols. Light, as it is used in Macbeth, ofte ... ess throughout the play. For example in Act 1 Macbeth says, "Stars, hide your fires; let not see my black and deep desires..." (Bevington pgs.632-633). Macbeth does not want the light, or his goodness ...

(4 pages) 42 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Subtle Differences: A Comparison of the Narrators of "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Black Cat"

While they may seem similar in many ways, the narrators of both "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Black Cat" are actually very different, The means by which each are exposed in the end are completel ... asons that make these two men different.The first narrator we will look at is the gentleman in "The Black Cat." This man is exposed simply due to his own arrogance. In tapping on the wall covering his ...

(2 pages) 43 1 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

A comparision of the Black Cat and the Cask of Amontillado

Edgar Allen Poe, the author of "The Black Cat" and "The Cask of Amontillado", wrote both short stories in similar ways, but at the same ... ado", wrote both short stories in similar ways, but at the same time the two are very different.The Black Cat and The Cask of Amontillado are very similar in some ways. Both include a lot of symbolism ... of reality explains the events in both the stories. The enclosure theory plays a large part in The Black Cat and the Cask of Amontillado. In the Black Cat, the narrator walls up his dead wife and the ...

(2 pages) 53 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Edgar

Setting and Narrative Style in Pit and the Pendulum, House of Usher, Black Cat, and Cask of AmontilladoThe focus of this essay is the setting and narrative style used in ... een darkness and death. For example, in the "Pit and the Pendulum", the setting is originally pitch black. As the story unfolds, we see how the setting begins to play an important role in how the narr ... character in the story.Another example of Poe's narrative style is seen in his story entitled," The Black Cat", where the narrator seems to have an obsession with pets. He has one "special" pet which ...

(5 pages) 53 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

The unreliability of the narrator in MS. Found in a Bottle by Edgard Allan Poe

some of the tales that have been read and discussed during the classes: MS. Found in a Bottle, The Black Cat, William Wilson, The Cask of Amontillado, The Murders in The Rue Morgue and The Purloined ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Poe's Burial Motifs.

factors may have motivated him to write "The Tell-Tale-Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", and "The Black Cat". All of these stories are written in or around 1843, shortly after Poe became afflicted. ... uncertain of how the events can unfold, because a greater force dictates them.Reincarnation in "The Black Cat" is a supernatural force at work. There is some sort of orthodox witchcraft-taking place. ...

(10 pages) 29 1 1.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Perverseness in the "The Black Cat"

In Edgar Allen Poe's "The Black Cat" the reader is told that the narrator appears to be a happily married man, who has always ...

(1 pages) 3088 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Three short stories essay: "The Black Cat" and "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe and "Call It Madness" by Guy Du Maupassant

This is about the three short stories "The Black Cat" and "The Tell Tale Heart" written by Edgar Allen Poe and "Call It Madness" is written by ... ll Tale Heart" written by Edgar Allen Poe and "Call It Madness" is written by Guy Du Maupassant"The black cat" is written by Edgar Allan Poe and is about a man who is paranoid about his cat. After tur ... kills the horse and shoots the woman in the stomach.Each story has a similar plot. The plot of "The black cat" is hinted at the start when the man starts to describe where he his. He starts by looking ...

(12 pages) 31 1 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allen Poe

has written a variety of short stories. Of these we have read "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Black Cat," and "The Tell-Tale Heart." In many ways these stories are similar. They are ... t. The narrator said he always thought it was staring at him. The reason behind the murders in "The Black Cat" was that the narrator did wrong for wrong' sake. The victims in each murder, whethe ...

(4 pages) 11 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers