The Unforeseen of "The Black Cat"

Ling Shih Long, Yap Yao Hong, Perry Teng Hieng Yong, Mohammad Syakir Ahmad Shukri
Mr. Adriel Wong
ENG 1200
19 July 2016


The Unforeseen of "The Black Cat"

Dark, evil and horror evolved around Edgar Allan Poe's remarkable masterpiece of short story: The Black Cat. As one of the pioneer of short story writer, Poe was widely known for his phenomenal short stories as well as his poetry. Poe's literature tales were mostly gothic or dark romanticism which dealt with dark and wicked themes. The Black Cat, one of his famous horror literatures, illustrated a tale of how critical sanity of human could deteriorate a person's senses and thoughts which led to unimaginable destruction. This ...

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animals. Notwithstanding, he remains to deny his wrongdoings and little did he expresses his guilt and continues to condemns that the alcohol he indulged and the unexplainable urge and hatred made him that manner (Amper 1). As docile and humane as he was at first, evil and darkness seized his cognitions and thoughts that in the long haul drove him to do things beyond his wildest imagination. Allan Poe's The Black Cat, conveyed a plot with unorthodox yet interesting loss of humanity theme that simply made the short story sensational and well written.
Edgar Allan Poe in "The Black Cat" presented the loss of humanity in psychological way which answered the human depravity in early 1800s through the narrator. In the beginning of the story, readers were told about the narrator that: "From my infancy I was noted for the docility and humanity of my disposition" (Poe 1). Narrator was a good and typical kid with good temper and had a great admiration with animals. "I was especially ...

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of torments such as these, the feeble remnant of the good within me succumbed. Evil thoughts became my sole intimates - the darkest and most evil of thoughts" (Poe 5), the darkest and most evil part of narrator had become the predominant of his thoughts and also his behavior. The decent part of himself had collapsed when he mercilessly "buried the axe in her brain" (Poe 6). The struggle between his decent part and evil part of his disposition internally had eventually come to an end which the evil part of himself won. The reason the narrator lost his humanity was not what written in the story - - - - - - - - - - - - - drunk and being hunt by demon, but it was because ...

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