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The black cat
Updated: 10/2/2020
The black cat
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  • “ I was especially fond of animals, and was indulged by my parents with a great variety of pets. ”
  • “ One night, returning home, much intoxicated, from one of my haunts about town, I fancied that the cat avoided my presence. I seized him; when, in his fright at my violence, he inflicted a slight wound upon my hand with his teeth.”
  • “ On the night of the day on which this cruel deed was done, I was aroused from sleep by the cry of fire. ”
  • The narrator explains his past he used to be a kind and sane person but he’s changed.He loved animals as a kid and now has a cat named Pluto who he would never hurt.He has problems but doesn’t admit to it.
  • “ I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain. She fell dead upon the spot, without a groan.”
  • He comes home drunk and begins to play with Pluto not knowing what he is doing he gets scratched by Pluto and gets angry and takes Pluto’s eye out.In the morning he gets drunk again to distract himself.Pluto wants to be no where near him he gets angry by this.
  • “ I determined to wall it up in the cellar -- as the monks of the middle ages are recorded to have walled up their victims.”
  • Being angry Pluto doesn’t want to be near him he grabs the cat and hangs him in tears.That night he woke up to fire and the house being on fire.zIn the ruins there was a sign of cat on the wall with a noose around its neck.Guilty he tries to find a new cat similar to Pluto.
  • “Upon its head,with red extended mouth and solitary eye of fire, sat the hideous beast whose craft had seduced me into murder, and whose informing voice had consigned me to the hangman. I had walled the monster up within the tomb!”
  • He finds as cat similar to Pluto but white around where the noose was.Being guilty he can’t bring himself to hurt the cat.Until he tripped him on the stairs then he swung but accidentally hit his wife.
  • In panic he thinks of ways to hide the body different answers flooded his head but he decides to hide the body in the wall in the cellar.He knows already which bricks to take out and put the body.
  • The police arrive looking for any clues they go downstairs and find nothing.He becomes cocky and starts talking about how well the walls are made and hits it with a cane.A scream comes from the wall the cat pops out with the wife under it.He gets caught.
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