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What associations with cats is the author creating?
The cats may symbolize what has happened to nature as a result of progress. They may also represent the passage of time when there was no distinction between the city of men and the city of cats. They were able to live side-by-side.
Why is the city uninhabitable for cats?
The city is uninhabitable for cats because people have built huge structures and machines that are dangerous to cats.
Which detail here supports the that cats are not fully at home in the city?
The city is crowded, and there are not many open spaces
To what place does marcovaldo follow tabby?
Marcovaldo discovers the places where cats live, the passageways by which they get around the city, and the Biarritz restaurant.
Which details reinforce the contrast between a cat's view of the city and a human's view?
Marcovaldo follows the fishing line along a wall, in a parapet, through a doorway, into a basement, on a roof, and a crossing railing. He is exposed to places that humans rarely go.
Where does the tabby finally lead marcovaldo?
The cat leads marcovaldo into a garden.
What series of events brings marcovaldo to the garden?
What surprising discovery does he make there?
He makes friends with a cat, who leads him to a restaurant with a fishing tank. Marcovaldo catches a fish from the tank, which the cat steals. The man chases the cat to the garden. Marcovaldo discovers a garden filled with cats.
Based on details of events, what conclusion can you draw about whether the tabby has brought fish here before?
It would seem that those two yellow hands have gone through the same procedures before. However, it is difficult to tell whether the cat has brought the fish or the people feeding the cats have also contributed to the marchesa's food supply.
What happens to marcovaldo'so trout?
After the cat steals the fish and carries it off, the marchesa, in turn, steals the trout and cooks it.
What relationship with the city do the marchesa and her property represent?
The marchesa and her property represent obstacles to the city's progress and development.
Who owns the garden where the cats gather?
The marchesa owns the garden where the cats gather.
Which details help you draw the conclusion that the marchesa and the cats stand for similar ideas?
Just as the cats need the open space of the garden to congregate in, the marchesa needs to preserve her past and her possessions. The marchesa even looks like a cat.
How does the marchesa feel about the cats?
The marchesa considers the cats to be great nuisance and wishes she could be free of them.
What is the "negative city?"
The negative city is the in between spaces the the cats inhabit
How have changes
In the city altered the way cats live?
Nearly all of the open spaces have been taken over by development
How does marcovaldo find the secret garden of cats?
Marcovaldo follow tabby into the secret garden
List two details from the story that suggest such a garden is rare in the city.
The city is described as a vertical city where all voids tend to fill up and every block of cement in part of every other block
In the opening of "The Garden of Stubborn Cats," we learn that cats can no longer live in the "city of men." What kind of places did the cats once share with humans?
How is the marchesa garden different from places around it?
The garden is undeveloped and filled with cats.
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