Glimpses Of The Past | Macavity : The Mystery Cat


Read the first stanza and think.

(i) Is Macavity a cat really?
(ii) If not, who can Macavity be?


(i) No, it's not a cat Macavity. The cat is just the master criminal's depiction.
(ii) The poet wasn't talking about Macavity as a cat. He has just provided a poetic form to use the cat to refer to a fierce and very smart criminal. As a cat does, he commits the crime in a cunning, quiet way.

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