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Black Cat Study Guide
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What was the first act of violence the narrator committed on Pluto?
He cut out its eye with a penknife.
Who was Pluto?
He was the narrator's cat.
What was the second act of violence he committed on Pluto(he says he did it in a spirit of perverseness)?
He hung the cat from a tree.
What happens to the narrator's house the night after he killed Pluto?
His house burned down.
What was on the remaining wall of the house?
It was the image of a giant cat with a noose around its neck.
What was the relationship between the narrator and the second cat?
He liked it at first, but then he started to get annoyed by it and wanted to kill it.
What was strange about the second cat?
It had a white mark on its chest.
Why did the narrator kill his wife?
She prevented him from killing the cat, and he stabbed her head with an ax.
Where did he hide his wife's corpse?
He walled it up in the basement.
Who came to his house on the 4th day after the murder?
The police came.
How did they discover the body?
The narrator tapped on the wall where the corpse was, and then there was a scream. The officers opened up the wall, and the narrator realized that the cat had been inside the tomb with the corpse.
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