The Black Cat: A Comparison Between The Movie And Essay

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The Black Cat: A Comparison Between The Movie And The Book

The Black Cat: A Comparison Between The Movie and The Book


There are major differences between the film we saw in class and The
Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe. The film had added effects to get the viewer's
attention. The film also let out important parts that were in the short story.
The short story gave the reader a better background for character analysis.
Although the story was much more enticing because the reader knew the main
character better.
In the short story the man(abusive husband) is described as a loving and
caring husband, who is very fond of animals. He describes to the reader how his
obsession with alcohol is like a disease. He gets more irritable everyday
because his cravings for alcohol become greater and greater. He was often
physically abusive to his wife. One night the man came home very drunk and
violent so Pluto(the black cat) scratched him out of fear. then the man lost his
temper and cut out the cat's eye with his penknife. One morning the man hanged
the cat from a tree limb with a noose around its neck. That night his house
burnt to the ground. In the morning he found a petrified white cat with a rope
around its neck in the charred remains. A few days later the man saw a black
cat with a white chest and he liked it so much he let the cat follow him home.
The cat made itself at home but the man avoided it because of a sense of shame
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