Themes

Moral and psychological transformation

The narrator undergoes a severe transformation throughout the story “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe. The man starts off with a passion for animals and a strong attachment towards them: “We had birds, gold-fish, a fine dog, rabbits, a small monkey, and a cat” (l. 24). But, as years pass by, the man starts drinking, grows more irritable, and starts to resent the very animals that he had held so dear: “My…

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Violence

An important component of the narrator’s transformation is violence. He does not only become more irritable, but he manifests this through violence and cruelty towards both his animals and his wife: “I grew, day by day, more moody, more irritable,…

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Justice

Though the story focuses on a murderer or a villain, the text ends by bringing justice to both the murdered wife and cat. The second cat becomes a symbol of justi…

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Message

The story shows parts of human nature. It reflects how some may lose their morality and end up overcome by certain inner perv…

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