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The Dark Cat Writer

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A Glimpse Into the World of 'The Black Cat'; People who have read some of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories know that nearly all of these are filled with mystery and suspense and that they efflict a feeling of horror and shock upon the reader. Poe studies the mind, and is aware of the abnormalities of their narrators and he doesn't condone the intellectual expedient through which they strive, only too earnestly, to justify themselves. He enters the area of their starkly, nearly clinically sensible analysis of men who, although they might feel uncomfortable about their mental conditions when their anxiety lets up, are too far gone to understand their mania, and let alone to restrain it (Gargano 171). His stories usually have a dreadful murder theme in which there's a obsessive narrator and they trace the development of the subject step by step with a realism that, barring by genius, may case a background by the twentieth-century psychiatry. This could not be exhibited more clearly than in 'The Black Cat';. People who may deny desire to Poe can't be that familiar with our daily newspapers, which periodically transmit accurate stories of murders committed under just unnatural psychological pressures as the ones described in 'The Black Cat'; (Buranelli 76). This narrative begins with the narrator,who's going to be hung, confessing what he has done in some kind of repention because of his soul. The narrator step by step describes how he started drinking and then to fail his dearly beloved cat along with his wife. 1 day when he's maddened by the activities of the kitten, he cuts out its attention and afterwards kills the cat by dangling it. After his home burns down and he's lost all he possessed he finds that a new cat resembling all to well the first. One day while working with his spouse in the basement he is almost tripped down the staircase from the cat, he then selects an axe and attempts to kill it but his hands is mesmerized by his spouse and he instead strikes her and kills her instantly. He hides the human body but then when the authorities come, he in a mocking way taps the wall where she is buried and reveals to the police what he has achieved(Poe). In Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Black Cat, ''; his use of point of view, symbolism, foreshadowing, and motif all unite with everything he calls 'a series of mere household events'; to show how the narrator is driven into insanity (Poe 1). Tol...

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