irony in "The Black Cat" : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Could you please explain the use of irony in Poe's "The Black Cat"

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2001


-- Anonymous, January 31, 2001

im not sure but i think that the irony is that the killings of the first cat and his wife were made out of guilt and perverseness. Furthermore the narrator did love both creatures that he killed.

-- Anonymous, October 09, 2002

He , the narrator , loved the black cat wildly and at the same time he hated it ,too. He hanged it while he was crying .

-- Anonymous, July 09, 2003

The narrator killed the 1st cat, it was 'ironic' that his demise (being caught for the murder of his wife) was due to the 2nd cat.

-- Anonymous, July 14, 2003

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