1) What happens in the poem?
A boy in a basement flat with a cat which he hates. Later on he kills the cat by slamming the door.
2) What are your first impressions of the boy in the poem?
He was in a orphanage because his parents left him to grow up there.
3) Why do you think the boy was so violent?
Because when he was a baby he was mistreated by his parents and got shouted and beaten a lot.
4) What object is is used and what significant might it have?
It was used to poke the cat
I Think it was the cane that was used to beat him and the cat kind of represents him.
To shovel the cat into the cupboard.
It represent how his parents sent hime away.