The Dark Cat A reflection of Edgar Allen Poe Essay

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FrankВ EspinosaВ

Mister. В MaxwellВ

EnglishВ IIIВ APВ

15В JanuaryВ 2015В

TheВ BlackВ Cat: В AВ ReflectionВ ofВ EdgarВ AllenВ PoeВ

SomeВ peopleВ chooseВ toВ displayВ theirВ lifeВ throughВ aВ pageВ turningВ autobiography, В othersВ anВ

award winning blockbuster film.  But,  there are some people who showcase their life story,  the good and the bad,  in their work.  One of the most well­known people to do this was none other than the demented and ingenious Edgar Allen Poe.  The tragedy of his life bled through many of his works,  particularly ​

The Black Cat.  ​

Elements of Poe's life are hidden deep within the words of the fictional story​

.  ​

AlthoughВ theВ storyВ mayВ beВ fictional, В theВ storyВ stillВ masksВ theВ eventsВ thatВ occurredВ inВ Poe'sВ life. В FromВ hisВ fatalВ attractionВ toВ alcoholВ allВ theВ wayВ toВ hisВ encounterВ withВ theВ spiritВ ofВ perverseness, В EdgarВ AllenВ PoeВ tellsВ ofВ hisВ tragediesВ behindВ aВ maskВ whoseВ titleВ is, ​ В TheВ

BlackВ Cat. В В

TheВ fictionalВ narrativeВ isВ basedВ uponВ theВ narrator'sВ situationВ withВ theВ effectsВ ofВ alcoholВ

abuse. В HisВ actionsВ withВ thisВ alcoholВ hasВ affectedВ hisВ wholeВ life. В InsteadВ ofВ seeingВ theВ narratorВ himselfВ needsВ help, В heВ blamesВ itВ onВ theВ blackВ cat. В TheВ BlackВ CatВ isВ symbolicВ forВ allВ theВ wrongsВ inВ theВ narrator'sВ life, В aВ scapegoat. В TheВ catВ isВ maltreatedВ everyВ timeВ somethingВ goesВ wrongВ withВ theВ narrator, В itВ isВ theВ outcomeВ ofВ hisВ alcoholВ abuse. В AsВ itВ isВ explainedВ inВ theВ story, В theВ narratorВ wasВ theВ victimВ ofВ aВ " FiendВ Intemperance” (PoeВ 6). В ByВ theВ dayВ heВ grewВ moreВ moody, В moreВ irritable, В andВ moreВ regardlessВ ofВ theВ feelingsВ ofВ othersВ (PoeВ 6). В HeВ knowsВ thatВ hisВ excessiveВ indulgenceВ ofВ

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alcoholВ isВ veryВ impactfulВ onВ hisВ life, В forВ heВ hasВ seenВ itВ andВ admittedВ toВ itВ himself. В HeВ morphsВ intoВ aВ completelyВ differentВ personsВ whenВ heВ consumesВ thisВ substance. В HeВ takesВ onВ aВ differentВ personality, В oneВ thatВ isВ completelyВ differentВ fromВ hisВ animalВ lovingВ andВ affectionateВ selfВ thatВ heВ usedВ toВ beВ (PoeВ 2). В ThisВ showsВ onlyВ aВ pieceВ ofВ EdgarВ AllanВ Poe'sВ life. В ThisВ isВ instanceВ inВ whichВ PoeВ tellsВ hisВ storyВ inВ hisВ work, В PoeВ becameВ addictedВ toВ alcoholВ inВ college. В ItВ wasВ sortВ ofВ anВ escapeВ fromВ theВ painsВ thatВ hisВ fatherВ hadВ inflictedВ onВ himВ mentally. В HeВ startedВ toВ increaseВ hisВ intakeВ ofВ alcoholВ towardВ theВ laterВ partВ ofВ hisВ life, В moreВ specifically, В afterВ theВ deathВ ofВ hisВ belovedВ wifeВ (www.Biography.com).В TheВ firstВ stepВ toВ anyВ formВ ofВ recoveryВ ofВ anyВ substanceВ abuseВ isВ toВ admitВ youВ haveВ doneВ somethingВ wrong. В TheВ nextВ stepВ isВ toВ admitВ thatВ theВ substanceВ hasВ madeВ aВ majorВ impactВ onВ yourВ life. В PoeВ expressesВ hisВ trueВ feelingsВ aboutВ alcoholВ throughВ theВ maskВ ofВ theВ narrator. В

ItВ wasВ notВ theВ narratorВ whoВ consumedВ theВ alcohol, В butВ itВ wasВ theВ alcoholВ thatВ consumedВ

the narrator.  " But my disease grew upon me – for what disease is like alcohol! ” is written in the story,  which tells that he indeed was a victim of this substance (Poe 6).  Both Poe and his adopted father both relate to each other because of their use of alcohol (​ www.Biography.com​

). В EvenВ

thoughВ PoeВ didВ notВ likeВ hisВ abusiveВ adoptedВ father, В heВ knewВ thatВ littleВ byВ littleВ heВ wasВ becomingВ moreВ andВ moreВ likeВ him. В TheВ storyВ tellsВ usВ thatВ theВ narratorВ becameВ moreВ abusiveВ whenВ heВ consumedВ theВ alcohol, В heВ abusesВ hisВ wifeВ andВ theВ blackВ catВ toВ aВ certainВ degreeНѕВ mentallyВ orВ physically. В WhichВ madeВ everyВ creatureВ terrifiedВ ofВ him. В ThisВ narrativeВ mayВ showВ caseВ howВ Poe'sВ adoptiveВ fatherВ wasВ toВ everyone. В EvenВ thoughВ PoeВ hatedВ himВ withВ aВ deepВ fieryВ passion, В heВ sawВ thatВ theВ alcoholВ wasВ makingВ himВ justВ likeВ hisВ father. В PoeВ imaginedВ himselfВ inВ theВ placeВ ofВ hisВ fatherНѕВ abusingВ everyoneВ heВ lovesВ andВ seesВ thatВ heВ hasВ endangeredВ everyoneВ thatВ heВ loves. В PoeВ

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feels guilty about this sin and confesses he has done wrong,  but he does this through the narrator of​

The Black Cat.  ​

ThisВ isВ whyВ theВ narratorВ andВ PoeВ areВ soВ wellВ connected. В В

ThereВ isВ oneВ partВ ofВ theВ storyВ whichВ provesВ thatВ TheВ narratorВ andВ Poe'sВ adoptiveВ fatherВ...

Cited: " EdgarВ AllanВ Poe. " В Bio. В TrueВ Story. В A& EВ TelevisionВ Networks, В n. g. В Web. В 15В Jan. В 2015.

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http://www.biography.com/people/edgar­allan­poe­9443160/videos​

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Poe,  Edgar Allan.  " The Black Cat”.  Print



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