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'''''The Black Cat''''' is a short story written by [[Edgar Allan Poe]] and published in 1943. It has a plot similar to [[The Tell-Tale Heart]] which was written just a few months earlier. It's about a man who loves animals, but, after becoming an alcoholic, begins hating them, and even becomes sadistic toward them.
 
'''''The Black Cat''''' is a short story written by [[Edgar Allan Poe]] and published in 1943. It has a plot similar to [[The Tell-Tale Heart]] which was written just a few months earlier. It's about a man who loves animals, but, after becoming an alcoholic, begins hating them, and even becomes sadistic toward them.
  

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The complete text.

The Black Cat is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and published in 1943. It has a plot similar to The Tell-Tale Heart which was written just a few months earlier. It's about a man who loves animals, but, after becoming an alcoholic, begins hating them, and even becomes sadistic toward them.

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  • I know that alcoholism tends to change a person's outlook on life, but I doubt that it would change an animal lover into one who enjoys killing them.

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  • I'm fine with a story having a moral, but I don't like them to be ham-fisted. This story basically says, if you drink too much you will purposely murder anyone and anything you love, and delight in how well you'll be able to hide their corpses.

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