What are similarities between "The Black Cat" and "The Minister's Black Veil"?

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One similarity between "The Black Cat " and "The Minister's Black Veil" is the focus on sinfulness and guilt. In the first of these two stories, the speaker insists that he is not mad; rather, he wants to "unburden [his] soul" before he dies on the morrow. He proceeds to explain all of the horrifying sins that he has committed both before and after he kills his cat, Pluto—an act that he feels puts him "even beyond the reach of the infinite mercy of the Most Merciful and Most Terrible God." The...

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