In "The Black Cat", what did the second cat (with the patch on his neck) remind the narrator about?The black cat,

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The white mark on the second cat takes the shape of the gallows and reminds the narrator of the hanging of the first cat. The gallows is the place where a person is executed by hanging. The narrator actually hung the cat, which he had mutilated by gouging out one eye, from a tree. Being reminded of this perverse act stings his conscience, he begins to be paranoid about the second cat. He believes it is tormenting him.

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the pach on the 2nd cat reminds him of the frist cat on he  killed him

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The white patch on the 2nd cats neck reminded the narrator of a rode that he used to hang Pluto (the first cat) with.

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