What features do Pluto and the black cat have in common in "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe? 

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Pluto is the first cat that the narrator of "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe owns and claims to have loved. That narrator is obviously not a sane man, but we do get some information from him both about Pluto and the replacement cat which is probably true.

Pluto is "a remarkably large and beautiful animal, entirely black, and sagacious to an astonishing degree." He is the narrator's favorite pet (among many), and the cat follows the narrator everywhere he goes. This proves to be a fatal mistake for Pluto once the narrator begins drinking. Every day the man grows more terrible and mean, and soon his wife and every other animal keep their distance from the cruel and unkind man. Shamefully, Pluto is the only creature the man seems to have any regard for (and that includes his wife), but even that changes after a time.

One night the narrator comes home in a drunken rage and imagines that Pluto is trying to ignore him. In a fury, the man takes a knife and  cuts out one of Pluto's eyes. In...

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