The Black Cat

The Black Cat

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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • The narrator is telling the story as he is getting ready to be executed tomorrow, going back to the beginning. He was a strange man, very loving of animals. He married young and his wife made sure they had animals, especially a cat named Pluto. The narrator confesses that he is an alcoholic, and this made him violent towards everyone. His wife, and pets, but he was able to keep himself from abusing Pluto.
  • Climax
  • One night, the narrator gets drunk and thinks Pluto is avoiding him. So he grabs him and cuts his eye out. He is ashamed, but it only lasts a short time. Pluto avoided the animal and the narrator started to get irritated by this. This is an example of Man vs Self.
  • Falling Action
  • The narrator becomes angry at Pluto one night and hangs him from a tree. Later that night, the narrator's house burns down. The next day, the narrator visits what's left of the house and finds a picture still hanging on a wall of a cat with a noose around its neck. The narrator is weirded out. One night coming back to his apartment, a cat follows him back that look just like Pluto. It had a white splotch on his stomach and an eye missing.
  • Resolution
  • The cat loves the narrator and since he killed the cat the narrator begins to love the cat. The more the narrator avoids the cat, the more the cat follows him. The white spot on the cat's stomach starts to remind him of the gallows, scaring the narrator. On the way down to the cellar, the cat trips the narrator and he starts to raise his axe; he is stopped by his wife, and in rage, he kills her. This is an example of Man vs Man.
  • The narrator walls up his wife within the cellar. The cat seems to fled, and the narrator sleeps peacefully for the first time in a long time. Three or four days pass, and the police come to search the house. The narrator isn't bothered because he knows they won't find him.
  • As the police start to leave the cellar and the house, the narrator takes his cane and hits the cellar wall to boast about the construction of the house. At that moment, a wailing and screaming came from behind the plaster. The police open the wall and find the narrator's wife, along with cat, that the narrator had accidentally walled up with her body. Now the narrator is going to get executed. This an example of Man vs Nature.
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