The Black Cat-Climax,conflict,plot, rising action,resolution,tone : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Can anybody help me out with answering these questions about "The Black Cat" by Poe. I need the answers quick. What's the plot, resolution, climax, the major conflict in the story, the events in the story that constitute the rising action, and what is so ironic about the story.

-- Anonymous, September 10, 2002


ineed the theme of the "black cat" in Edgar Allen Pole

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2002

UR a Bitch to take my questions Poe was a bastard with no heart or soul

-- Anonymous, January 15, 2003

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-- Anonymous, September 18, 2003

I need the literary elements!!!! Please... If you would so kindly give them to me!!!

-- Anonymous, October 28, 2003


-- Anonymous, January 05, 2004

youre all bitches!

-- Anonymous, January 08, 2004

The story of The Black Cat starts with the narrator who is the main character. He his shown as loving to his wife, very kind and gentle. But then he descends into a downward spiral once he ‘grew day by day, more moody, more irritable, more regardless of the feelings of others.’ In his irritableness, he gauges out the eye his very own cat that was so beloved to him in a fiendish act. There is an evident sign that something is wrong. The cat soon learns to flea for the man. But the cat can only run so far and is caught by the man and then hanged. Only a few nights later his house caches on fire, when he goes to see the ruins an impression of the hanging cat is on the walls. He goes out in a drunken rage soon thereafter and sees another cat with white patch on its chest catches the narrators eye. So he takes the cat home. But slowly the patch of fur resembles the hanging cat. The uncontrollable rage toward the cat causes the man to kill this cat as well. But as he is swinging the axe, his wife steps in front and she is killed instead. In a panic he hides the wife in the basement and builds a brick wall the conceal her. But unknowingly he also buries the cat behind the wall. Soon the authorities become suspicious. The law enforcement investigates the house many times. They come for a final inspection of the house, but find nothing. Just before the begin to leave, the cat cries for the police. ‘No sooner had the reverberation of my blows sunk into silence than I was answered by a voice from within the tomb! –by a cry, at first muffled and broken, like the sobbing of a child, and then quickly swelling into one long, loud, and continuous scream…’ Down to the basement they went and found the wall. The wall was destroyed and the woman was found along with he black cat.

-- Anonymous, January 14, 2004

what is the climax, denoument, setting, plot ?

-- Anonymous, May 27, 2004

i bet everyone on this site goes to a public school.

-- Anonymous, December 20, 2004

ur all dumb ass motherfuckers who could never get pusyy in ur shity ass lives so stop bitching and get ur own answers!!!!

-- Anonymous, January 22, 2005

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