Saturday, June 03, 2006

The Poe Decoder - "The Black Cat"

The Poe Decoder - "The Black Cat"

The above links to a website about Edgar Allan Poe, and to the page regarding his short story entitled, "The Black Cat".

Not only can you read the story here, but it also links to a summary, and discusses its theme, style and interpretation, point of view, and more.

Maybe this 1843 story aided in the superstitious perception of the black cat, although he does comment on the belief that black cats are considered witches, by some people, so it goes back earlier than the 1840's.

I read elsewhere that Poe actually owned a black cat himself named Catarina.

By the way, my black cat, Mojo, hasn't had her kittens yet.

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home