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What do u think the central and most important irony is of the story The BLack Cat? Explain why it is important and how it affects our interpretation of the story and our evaluation of the narrator.

-- Anonymous, January 30, 2001


The title of the story is fully ironic. The reason exists when he commits the crime of killing his wife instead of the cat supposedley by mistake. The Black Cat title makes you feel that maybe the story will be told about a cat that could probably bring bad luck to somebody or a cat that has done mischievous things. The title should have been "The Mistakable Murder" Don't you think?

-- Anonymous, March 10, 2001

Probably the irony is present when we come to think that Tha black cata is a mere insturment, only the means to prove something else: the evil nature of the character.

-- Anonymous, May 19, 2001

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