If you put all that aside, you can still make the point that the cats have black pelts for camouflage to blend in with the dark so that they can both hunt and hide, two things necessary for survival. The protagonist consciously acts contrary to his own welfare because for him the most desirable good, the quality that proves he is human, is free choice. One night as I sat, half stupified, in a den of more than infamy, my attention was suddenly drawn to some black object, reposing upon the head of one of the immense hogsheads of Gin, or of Rum, which constituted the chief furniture of the apartment. It is about a man that endured a series of tragic events. By the end of the story, of course, it is an obsession that has dragged him down the vortex into full-tilt madness. Each one of these symbols represents the immorality and contrariness of the storyteller.
To begin, by trying to prove that the unnamed narrator is not crazy, the narrator demonstrates weak reasoning. He grows moodier, more irritable, and more inconsiderate of the feelings of others. This special bond lasted several years. The reader can infer that there is another problem, more complicated then alcohol. Edgar Allen Poe, who is a major figure in literature due to his ingenious and profound short stories and poems, built his writing largely off of symbolism.
This peculiarity of character grew with my growth, and, in my manhood, I derived from it one of my principal sources of pleasure. One last example of symbolism Poe uses is the new, white plaster on the wall. The impression was given with an accuracy truly marvellous. He just remembers the detail. For each cell, have students create a scene that follows the story in sequence using: Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.
When drawing from various modes of psychology, interpretations of various colors, with emphasis to dream psychology, an analysis of the colors themselves and then their applications to literature can be readily addressed. Though the narrator wakes the next morning with a partial feeling of remorse, he is unable to reverse the newly ominous course of his black soul. Poe, like his stories, was quite unusual. Foreshadowing The strongest example of comes in the form of the black and white cat, who not only is missing an eye like Pluto, reminding the narrator of his violent act, but the white mark on his chest changes shape to look like a gallows. By the bye, gentlemen, this -- this is a very well constructed house.
Unable to deal with his own feelings of unhappiness, the narrator takes his rage out on his wife and his pets. He grows moodier, more irritable, and more inconsiderate of the feelings of others. The King of the Underworld. As he starts to explain what he has done, he continuously interrupts himself to remind the reader that he was not in his right mind and he came up with excuses as to what it is he had done. I not only neglected, but ill-used them.
He hangs Pluto from the limb of a tree one morning. He hangs the cat, the concrete representation of his anima, but this only delays its reappearance. It was this unfathomable longing of the soul to vex itself -- to offer violence to its own nature -- to do wrong for the wrong's sake only -- that urged me to continue and finally to consummate the injury I had inflicted upon the unoffending brute. As the narrator falls more into alcoholism, his grip on reality loosens more and, by the end of the story, he is consumed with guilt about the murder of his wife. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback. Secure, however, in the inscrutability of my place of concealment, I felt no embarrassment whatever. In The Black Cat, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Tell Tale Heart, Poe has characters who are proven to be crazy.
In response to the tapping, a long, loud cry emanates from behind the wall. They included a lot of sorrow, death, hate, dead coming back to life and fear. The narrator emphasizes his sanity in order to get sympathy from his readers for his alcohol problem so he can more easily blame his behavior on the alcohol. The reader will remember that this mark, although large, had been originally very indefinite; but, by slow degrees -- degrees nearly imperceptible, and which for a long time my Reason struggled to reject as fanciful -- it had, at length, assumed a rigorous distinctness of outline. In fact, the very walls of the family home are used to hide the bodies. By means of a crow-bar I easily dislodged the bricks, and, having carefully deposited the body against the inner wall, I propped it in that position, while, with little trouble, I re-laid the whole structure as it originally stood.
Edgar Allen Poe has been accused of being an alcoholic throughout his life and it may have actually lead up to the cause of his death. At length, for the third or fourth time, they descended into the cellar. The cat is large and looks almost exactly like Pluto apart from a white patch on its breast. The falling of other walls had compressed the victim of my cruelty into the substance of the freshly-spread plaster; the lime of which, with the flames, and the ammonia from the carcass, had then accomplished the portraiture as I saw it. I grabbed the poor cat by the throat.