Comparing Two Gothic Stories

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“I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.” The author, Edgar Allan Poe, wrote two gothic stories titled “The Black Cat” and “The Tell Tale Heart”, which took place at night. In the stories, the main characters, the narrators, wanted to murder something, but people got in the way, so they both got caught. The theme in these Poe stories is no act goes unpunished. The setting in most Poe stories is at night and is most of the time very dreary. The setting for both “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Black Cat” are at night. “And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it- oh so gently!” In “The Tell Tale Heart” the narrator opens the man’s door every night for seven nights and peeked his head in and shone the light on the eye. The narrator does this act at night so no one sees him and he thinks if no one sees him he won’t get punished. “ … even beyond the reach of the infinite mercy of the Most Merciful and Most Terrible God. On the night on which this cruel deed was done, I was aroused from…show more content…
The conflict in both stories is they’re mad and people get in the way and end up getting killed. Then the narrators are going to get killed. “I was suffering more than I could bear, from their smiles, and from that sound. Louder, louder, louder!... ‘Yes! Yes I killed him. Pull up the boards and you shall see!” The narrator let the police inside his house and he got so guilty, and plus he’s crazy, he thought he actually heard the heart in the floor. He confessed and now he’s going to die. The narrator thought he did everything right ,so he got cocky and invited the police to his house ,but then he got so guilty, and crazy, he thought he heard the heart and it drove him crazy, so he confessed. “But tomorrow I die, and today I would unburthen my soul.” The narrator is being executed the next

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