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The narrator of “The Black Cat,” however, has a more aggressive nature than Montresor because of his violent outbursts.
The male protagonists are the same because they have too much pride, they are vengeful, and they have no conscience, though, they are different because the narrator of “The Black Cat” is more violent in temperament than Montresor. The male protagonists of these two stories are full of pride because they think highly of themselves, too highly that they believe that they can commit murders and easily get away with it. The narrator of “The Black Cat” sees himself as a “man fashioned in the image of the High God” (141), not because he is religious, but because he thinks that he is too important for the black cat to bother. Montresor is also conceited. He kills Fortunato because of an “insult” (144), and he also shows off the vaults of the Montresors to Fortunato (146). He wants to impress upon Fortunato that he wronged a man from a prestigious family; therefore, the latter must suffer permanently. Because of these narrators’ extreme arrogance, they killed whoever was on their paths. When they killed, they had no second thoughts, as if their consciences are nonexistent. The narrator of “The Black Cat” sleeps soundly despite killing his wife (142), for example, while Montresor does the work of walling up Fortunato without considering the latter’s family. The narrator of “The Black Cat,” however, is different from Montresor because he is more violent in his ways. Before trying to ax his cat, he has had a violent outburst before with animals. He axed his wife and hid her in the wall too. He does not show revulsion for his acts at all. He has the same style as Montresor in hiding the body through concealing it inside their properties, but he beholds a more vicious trait, a love for
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Poe’s fiction celebrates both the hyper-rationality of the detective and the inability of philosophy to account for the perverse”. Poe never did get much money for his writing during his life, even though he held several editorial positions.
It is not often that a writer tells a story with such simplicity and panache and yet captures the deepest desires and nature of human beings with such perfection that the reader cannot help but admire the art of storytelling. Edgar Allen Poe is amongst one of those fine writers who could use words and plot stories that can capture a reader’s attention and The Black Cat is one of his fine creations.
The author says that the narrator (Poe) has done an excellent job in putting together the fragments of the facts and lies, and has made up things to make a story that is believable. However, the author says that as the narrator himself declares in the beginning that he does not expect anyone to believe in what he is telling, it shows that the narrator is lying.
The members of this organization call themselves Billalians, which refers to Bilal – a former black slave of Muhammad and who became a symbol of black dignity and honour (Bilalians, n.p.). The members of Black Muslims organization pray
As the story moves on, the theme then changes and becomes very explicit especially with the intentions of the characters. Generally, the theme fails to offer any new human condition insight especially with the premeditated murder, which
According to the research findings, by combining element of vivid description and the first person point of view and the uncanny storyline with horrifying events boarding the supernormal, Poe builds up tension by signposting horrific events and keeping the readers in suspense as they wait for them to come to pass, which they do with unrelenting horror surpassing even their worst fears.
Although such an attempt involves a greater and more involved reading and understanding of Poe's fiction, the result of any such endeavor itself is more than just ordinary recompense. Therefore, the analysis of the fiction by Poe confirms that there is tremendous scope for a Freudian psychological interpretation of the various elements in most of his short stories.
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After her death, the world became gloomy for him. A friend said about him, "the loss of his wife was a sad blow to him. He did not seem to care, after she was gone, whether he lived an hour, a day, a week or a year; she was his all." Poe described Virginia Clemm Poe as
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