The narrator has several pets. He has a dog, monkey, cat, some rabbits, and birds. His favorite pet was his cat, Pluto.
The narrator notices that his temper and charactercompletely changes. He had been mistreating his pets. He pulls out a penknife and cuts out his cat's eye.
He hung his cat on a tree and was terrified when another catshowed up and had a missing eye and a noose around its neck.To his annoyance, the cat followed him home.
The cat aggravates the narrator so he plans to kill it with anaxe. His wife grew fond of the cat and stops him from killing it.He grew angry with her and murders her instead.
The narrator decides to bury his wife in the cellar becauseneighbors would see him if he went outside with the body.
The police come to inspect the house because the narrator'swife is missing. He accidentally tapped on the bricks that heburied his wife under with his cane. The bricks gave way andthere was the corpse.