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The black cat symbolizes the alcoholism of the narrator or poet. Edgar Allen Poe has been accused of having been an alcoholic all his life and this may actually have led to his cause of death. The short story can provide a subtle insight into Poe’s battle with the disease and the disease’s eventual triumph.
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The combination of the narrator’s mental instability and the consumption of alcohol caused the narrator to lose control of his mind and his actions drove him to the brink of insanity.
Substance abuse changed him and pushed him to be a different person than he really was. After killing the cat, he felt little to no remorse for the act he had committed and returned to his drinking and partying.
More than any other story by Poe, “The Black Cat” best illustrates the human mind’s ability to observe its own decay and the mind’s ability to comment on its own destruction without being able to be to halt the objective deterioration.
The irony in “The Black Cat” occurs after the narrator cuts out an eye of his cat Pluto. Although the cat can no longer see with that eye, the cat now sees its handler for what he really is – unpredictable and dangerous.
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In many ways, The Black Cat is a moral tale, exploring the tension between love and hate and warning of the dangers of alcohol, a substance to which Poe himself has long been addicted was of his life.
Many would say that alcoholism played a key role in Poe’s writing. By the time Poe entered college, alcohol became a problem that led him to get into debt. Poe left school less than a year later. To quit drinking, a few years later Poe joined the Sons of Temperance to quit drinking, but he couldn’t.
The Black Cat is a short fiction in which the narrator details the events leading up to the death of his (SPOILER ALERT) wife. His confession appears to be an attempt to convince the reader that a series of black cats have acted on him in a supernatural way, causing him to act violently.
The effect Poe is most commonly and readily associated with is fear (or uneasiness), and this single effect is apparent from the very opening lines of his story, The Black Cat. from 1843. First appearing in the Saturday Evening Post, the story is one of Poe’s most famous, and with good reason.
After returning home quite drunk one night, the narrator punches Pluto. Believing the cat to have avoided him, he vengefully grabs at the cat, only to have his hand bitten. In demonic retaliation, the narrator pulls a pocketknife from his pocket and cuts out the cat’s eye.
Eyes are an ancient symbol of the soul. We have to understand that by cutting out one of the cat’s eyes, the narrator separates his own soul in two and destroys half of it. This metaphor reinforces the narrator’s duality and gives us a picture of the demise of his good half.