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he finds scary form: “I approached and saw, as if graven in bas-relief upon the white surface, the figure of a gigantic cat . There was a rope about the animal’s neck” (Poe). Here, the reader will come to mind what his wife says: “In speaking of his intelligence, my wife, who at heart was not a little tinctured with superstition, made frequent allusion to the ancient popular notion, which regarded all black cats as witches in disguise”
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Jahn 4 (Poe). It is clear that the black cat is the bad omen, which can be related to Stones . The reader can foreshadow that Raphaella will be part of the mysterious event. Accordingly, characters from each text can foreshadow the similar occurrence. In conclusion, William Bell chooses to include the short story The Black Cat in his novel because setting, atmosphere and characters are almost identical. Actually, Bell can easily develop atmosphere himself and does not have to compare his character to The Black Cat . Ultimately, the reason why he incorporate is because The Black Cat takes the role of foreshadowing what Garnet and Raphaella will experience.
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Jahn 5 Works Cited Bell, William. Stones . Seal Books, 2003. Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Black Cat.” Virtual High School - Ontario Online Credits , er-H/Novel/article-black_cat.html?d2lSessionVal=true&ou=61120.
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  • Fall '19
  • Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven, William Bell, Kara Jahn

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