Real fear in Edgar Poe's poem

by Tess McCabe

The fear of...

The fear of abuse is seen in the story ‘Black cat’ by Edgar Allan Poe when the cat gets brutally beaten up before getting killed

The fear of abuse is still relevant today and can be seen in the news when it's reported or told by the said abused person.


‘The moodiness of my usual temper increased to hatred of all things and of all mankind; while, from the sudden, frequent, and ungovernable outbursts of a fury to which I now blindly abandoned myself, my uncomplaining wife, alas! was the most usual and the most patient of sufferers.’

‘I took from my waistcoat-pocket a pen-knife, opened it, grasped the poor beast by the throat, and deliberately cut one of its eyes from the socket !’

Song that fits

Song fits the fear

The fear in the song is how people feel from going through hard times of abuse. It goes into some depth of how the constant struggle of life can really make you feel worse and worse as the days go on.