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Can we trust the narrator of "The Black Cat"?

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There are several reasons why the narrator of "The Black Cat" would be considered unreliable. The first is that he is recounting the story the night before he is sentenced to die. This kind of duress would make anyone unreliable and would make almost any recitation of events leading up to it unreliable.

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