Compare and Contrast Essay the Tell Tale Heart and the Black Cat

Topics: Doctor Octopus, Eye, Kill Pages: 3 (1031 words) Published: January 31, 2013
In both the “The Tell Tale Heart”, and”The Black Cat”, the stories end with a death of a person. Some events in the murder are similar and different. In this paragraph, I will talk about the story, “The Tell Tale Heart”. In the beginning of the story, the narrator wants to kill an old man, who lives with him, because of his vulture eye. He decides that he will watch the old man at night and shine a light on his vulture eye. If he sees the eye he will kill the old man. In the first seven days, he does not see the vulture eye. But on the 8th night he makes a slight noise and wakes the old man up. After a little while he charges into the room, which then the old man screams, and the narrator kills the old man by throwing the bed on top of him. He then realizes that the yell may have attracted a neighbor to wake up and contact the authorities. So he cuts the body into pieces in his bath tub, and hides the pieces of the body underneath his living room floor boards. The police come after a little while suspecting foul play but find nothing. When they sit down to talk to the narrator in the living room, the narrator hears a beating of a heart. He suspects its of the old man. And in an insane fit, he confesses the crime to the police. In this paragraph, I will talk about the story, “The Black Cat”. In the beginning of the story it shows how the narrator was a very happy child and that he loved animals very much. He married early and got a cat named ‘Pluto’. After a while he turned into an alcoholic, which made him maltreat his wife, and pets, except he restrained himself of mistreating Pluto his cat. One day he came home intoxicated. He noticed that Pluto was avoiding him. He seized the cat, and in response, Pluto gave him a slight wound with his teeth. Then the narrator cut out one of Pluto’s eyeballs. After that incident Pluto avoided the narrator even more. Then one morning, with tears in his eyes, he put a noose...
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