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In "The Black Cat", what did the second cat (with the patch on his neck)...

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lazy-boy | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 13, 2008 at 1:51 AM via web

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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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cybil | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted November 13, 2008 at 4:14 AM (Answer #1)

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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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lesli93 | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted November 14, 2008 at 1:33 AM (Answer #2)

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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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nikki210 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 17, 2008 at 1:40 AM (Answer #3)

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

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lacibabyy00 | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted November 18, 2008 at 1:28 AM (Answer #4)

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The patch on the 2nd cats neck reminded of a rode that he used to hang Pluto with.

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