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The Black Cat summary â 108 ↠ [PDF / Epub] ★ The Black Cat Author Edgar Allan Poe – The Black Cat is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most memorable stories The tale centers around a black cat and the subseuent deterioration of a man The story is often linked with The Tell Tale Heart because The Black Cat is one of Edgar Allan Poe'The Black Cat is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most memorable stories The tale centers around a black cat and the subseuent deterioration of a man The story is often linked with The Tell The Black MOBI #234 Tale Heart because of the profound psychological elements these two works share The story opens in the cell of a prisoner the day before he is to be executed by hangingAfter introducing himself to readers as a man who underwent a horrifying experience the prisoner writes down the details of this experience which led to his imprisonment and scheduled executionThe events in his tale are set at his home and in a tavern Although these events take place over several years the recounting of these events in writing takes place on a single day in the narrator's prison cell Prisoner Characters The Narrator a prisoner scheduled for execution His loathing of a cat he once loved leads to his commission of a capital crime The Narrator's Wife a woman of agreeable disposition who likes animals and obtains many pets for her husband First Black Cat a cat named Pluto that loves the narrator but irritates him when it follows him everywhereSecond Black Cat a cat that resembles the first black cat and may be a. Poe's short stories are so similar to each otherSometimes I wonder why I like reading them so muchHe was a genius

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O find his sweetheart Sarah Elmira Royster engaged He went to Boston where in he published a pamphlet of youthful Byronic poems Tamerlane and Other Poems Poverty forced him to join the army under the name of Edgar A Perry but on the death of Poe’s foster mother John Allan purchased his release from the army and helped him get an appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point Before going Poe published a new volume at Balti Al Aaraaf Tamerlane and Minor Poems He successfully sought expulsion from the academy where he was absent from all drills and classes for a week He proceeded to New York City and brought out a volume of Poems containing several masterpieces some showing the influence of John Keats Percy Bysshe Shelley and Samuel Taylor Coleridge He then returned to Balti where he began to write stories In his “MS Found in a Bottle” won from a Balti weekly and by he was in Richmond as editor of the Southern Literary Messenger There he made a name as a critical reviewer and married his young cousin Virginia Clemm who was only Poe seems to have been an affectionate husband and son in law Poe was dismissed from his job in Richmond apparently for drinking and went to New York Cit. I loved this story when I was eight years old My dad downloaded it for me and I would play it on CD from my bedroom stereo I don't even remember the last time I used a CD I prefer real books but The Black Cat gets better with age and for a short little tale of a cruel neurotic man and the cat he mistreats it carries deep themes of guilt morality kindness or lack thereof who the fck cuts a cat's eye out with a pen knife just because they feel like it and vengeance coming to bite this guy in the ass for inflicting his rage upon innocence and friendship I feel like this story could apply to many situations those times when we unintentionally hurt a friend or family member out of spite times when we decide that misery loves company and shove our pain onto the shoulders of another person or in this case an animal and the cat comes to represent a darker force as it gives its abusive owner his comeuppance

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The Black CatReincarnation of the latter–or so the narrator may think Policemen officers who investigate the happenings at the home of the narrator Servant Person working in the narrator's household ABOUT AUTHOR Edgar Allan Poe born JanuaryBoston Massachusetts US died OctoberBalti Maryland American short story writer poet critic and editor who is famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre His tale “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” initiated the modern detective story and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivaled in American fiction His “The Raven” numbers among the best known poems in the national literature EARLY LIFE Poe was the son of the English born actress Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe Jr an actor from Balti After his mother died in Richmond Virginia in he was taken into the home of John Allan a Richmond merchant presumably his godfather and of his childless wife He was later taken to Scotland and England – where he was given a classical education that was continued in Richmond For months in he attended the University of Virginia but his gambling losses at the university so incensed his guardian that he refused to let him continue and Poe returned to Richmond t. GOODREADS POLL UESTIONS What did you think of Edgar Allen Poe’s short story THE BLACK CAT READER RESPONSES OUCHwell I didn’t hate this anti black cat hit piece as much as the unbiased poll respondents did but I didn’t really like it either Of course as a member of the GLASS Association Get Lousy Drunk and Sing Showtunes I will say that I found the negative portrayal of excess alcohol consumption to be both misleading and offensive and may have allowed that anger to color my opinion Regardless for me this story pretty much floated between “meh” and “so so” with occasional gusts up to okay The writing was fine though I think Poe Boy has certainly shown far literary prowess than he displayed here Still I would easily have forgiven less than brilliant prose if the story had been good Uhit wasn’tor at the very least it wasn’t good enough to engage me the way I would have liked Much of this had to do with the story dynamic which just felt forced and far fetched The story begins with Mr “kind sweet animal lover” who is happily married to Mrs “kind sweet animal lover” and has a lot of kind sweet and well loved animals especially a large black cat named Pluto So Dr Doolittle begins sampling the local fermented beverages and uickly becomes a raging alcoholic madman who not only HATES animals but enjoys committing surgical atrocities on themWOAH BACK UPHUH It just didn’t make sense to me and I lost interest fairly early which is tough to do with a story only 15 pages long so hats off to Poe on that score The journey from Mike Brady to Hannibal Lector was just too much of a stretch and the story's arms weren't long enough to reach Anyway from there the plot just strolled deeper into the land of “Yeah Right” until finally coming to a stop at the oh so predicable ending Even the trademark dread that Poe is usually so good at imbuing in his stories was almost totally absentThus for me a disappointment given how much I have loved many of his stories