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The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe is a short story that is a study of the psychology of guilt and of our capacity for evil. This story can be paired with a Poe favorite: The Tell-Tale Heart.
Download a copy of the story from the column on the right.
Share this video adaptation to help students gain a better understanding of the movie. Can be shown to students before tackling the text to help them envision what will happen in the story, or shown after the text as a lead-in to a discussion analyzing what students imagined as they read and the choices the director made.
You can access the video directly on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/GKN_I6ouswg