The black cat - Summary The Black Cat By Edgar Allen Poe The main characters of The Black Cat are a man his wife and the cat his wife brings into

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Summary – The Black Cat By: Edgar Allen Poe The main characters of The Black Cat are a man, his wife, and the cat his wife brings into their home. In the beginning of the story, both the man and his wife are kind and loving people. They both cherish the animals that live with them and the man takes a special liking the black cat his wife brings into the home. The trouble starts when the man becomes a drunk and continually comes home wasted. One late night, the man comes home drunk and recognizes that the cat that he has such a relationship with while sober, is hiding from him. He grabs at the cat roughly and is bitten. In reaction to this, the man stabs the cat in the eye and blinds it. The next day, the man first feels shame and is upset for what he has done to this innocent animal. However, later in the story, the man becomes infatuated with the evil act he had committed and other ones which he could easily commit against the cat. Finally, one drunken night the man comes home and gets the cat and hangs it from a tree.
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2008 for the course ENG 151 taught by Professor Waugh during the Spring '08 term at Ohio University- Athens.

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The black cat - Summary The Black Cat By Edgar Allen Poe The main characters of The Black Cat are a man his wife and the cat his wife brings into

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