the narrator from “The Black Cat” expresses, “Pluto -- this was the cat's name -- was my favorite pet and playmate.” and after the event of the narrator’s first wrongdoing towards the cat the narrator recounts “When reason returned with the morning -- when I had slept off the fumes of the night's debauch -- I experienced a sentiment half of horror, half of remorse, for the crime of which I had been guilty; but it was, at best, a feeble and equivocal feeling, and the soul remained untouched. I again plunged into excess, and soon drowned in wine all memory of the deed.” Through this we see the effects of mental deterioration partnered with alcohol and the destructive pattern it
After he hung his cat the cat has its own plans from cat heaven where his house got mysteriously burnt down. The man didn’t think twice about if it was retaliation from the cat. After many months of thinking about it he realizes he is haunted by Pluto and finds a new little kitty almost just like Pluto except he has a splash of white on him. One night he goes down stairs with his wife and he trips over the cat and jumps out in rage grabbing an axe trying to kill it and the wife defends the cat. He puts the axe right through her head!
At the same time he felt some remorse, and knew what he did was wrong, and to cope with what he chose to do to his cat, he drank the memory away. Later in the Story, out of nowhere, one morning he decides to “slip a noose around its neck and hung it to the limb of a tree” with nothing said about anything going wrong with the cat and him. After he had hung the cat it says that he “hung it with the tears streaming from my eyes, and with the bitterest remorse at my heart”. Now why would you with no reason kill your cat, but at the same time be crying and have so much emotions of remorse? That is insane, and alcohol is the reason?
In order to enact revenge on Fortunato, Montresor lures Fortunato to his catacombs to experience a newly acquired cask of Amontillado. Fortunato clearly has no idea that Montresor holds a grudge against him and easily falls into his trap. Montresor greets Fortunato like they're old friends, and guides him to his catacombs while Montresor dons a mask of black silk to hide his identity from any passers by. While in the catacombs, Fortunato has a horrible coughing bout, and Montresor treats Fortunato with kindness, keeping his enemy close by saying, "Come," I said, with decision, "we will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, respected, adored, beloved; you are happy as once I was.
It’s the kind of dream that wakes you try and stay awake after, because you know it’s waiting there for you behind your closed eyelids. (McNamee 11) This quote illustrates that Duncan is uncomfortable with what happened. The nightmares of the drowning girl keeps coming back to him because he did not save her. Just like Duncan, in The Penance, Octavia feels uncomfortable because of what he has done. He killed the three children’s cat because Octavia thought the cat was eating the chickens.
Delia being very anxious about being in the house and not knowing where the snake is, she knows if she does not start on the laundry she will be behind for the week. It is not until she starts sorting laundry that she sees the snake and drops everything and runs out of the house where she falls asleep in the hayloft. Not long after falling asleep, she is awoken by the sound of Sykes in his drunken stupor. Banging around in the house, Sykes aware the snake is loose tries to light the lamp so that he can see. As Delia states, “whatever goes over the Devil’s back, is got to come under his belly.” Maybe if Sykes were a faithful man and not so abusive, he would not be in the mess he is in now.
A few moments later--a shot! (p. 96) The man Blanche had married had killed himself because of her. Throughout the rest of the play the “Varsouviana” is symbolic because whenever it is playing, something bad is either happening or is going to happen to Blanche. Whenever the Varsouviana starts playing, it generates a sense of anxiety. The “Varsouviana” plays when Blanche runs into the bathroom crying because Stanley hands her ticket back to Laurel for her birthday.
In a candy box, Mrs. Dubose has left Jem a camellia, a camellia that later Jem holds and fingers the wide petals thoughtfully. In Chapter 22, emotionally injured by the cruelty of the jurors who unjustly have convicted Tom Robinson of the charges which Mayella Ewell has brought against him, Jem's eyes burn with angry tears. At home, he asks his father, "How could they do it, how could they?" Atticus responds in the only way he can,"I don't know, but they did....seems that only children weep. Good night."
In The Great Gatsby the cat and mouse game is shown through the narrator Nick Caraway. Many citizens were starting to become very unfaithful to each other. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby demonstrates the cat and mouse game perfectly showing how people lie and also protect those people. Daisy stands up for Gatsby when people question were his wealth came from stating “He owned some drug-stores, a lot of drug-stores. He built them up himself” (Fitzgerald 108).
“The Tell Tale Heart” Short Story Essay Owen Meredith, a blind woman, stated, “Those true eyes [t]oo pure and too honest in aught to disguise [t]he sweet soul shining through them.” Owen Meredith well describes the beauty that eyes of every individual holds. Edgar Allan Poe on the other hand portrays the negative to the message Owen Meredith convey’s when she describes her vision of eyes. In the story “The Tell Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe focuses his story on the narrator’s insanity, due to the evil eye of an old man. The narrator observes the man for seven nights; after the eighth night, due to the disturbance the evil eye brings him, the narrator kills the old man. Edgar Allan Poe focuses on the insanity an eye can bring to an individual and what it leads to.