Summary: A classic T.S. Eliot poem about the mischievous, mysterious cat Macavity, brought to life brilliantly with drawings by Arthur Robins. Macavity is a fictional character who is described in a poem in Old Possum’s Book of Practical The poem Macavity the Mystery Cat is the best known of Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the only book Eliot wrote for a younger. Macavity is, in all likelihood, a notorious, but extremely wily and villainous human Macavity’s a Mystery Cat: he’s called the Hidden Paw–.

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His coat is dusty and he never combs his whiskers.

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The English Corner: Macavity: The Mystery Cat- Summary and Short questions

They say he cheats at cards. Macavity has sunken eyes and a highly doomed eyes.

His costume is ginger and white, and specifically includes a simple make-up design that the actor transforms into the elaborate Macavity make-up, and then re-applies after the featured scene. Unknown July 16, at 3: He appears to be immersed in his scheming always.

To enable them to express themselves in grammatically correct language. He is gifted with the power to defy the forces of gravity. Chandana says 1 year ago. Never mind it is understood. And when the Foreign Office finds a Treaty’s gone astray, Or the Admiralty lose some plans and drawings by the way, There may be a scap of paper in the hall or on the stair– But it’s useless of investigate–Macavity’s not there!


The Mystery Cat by T. January 17, at 8: Ashley Davidson says 2 years ago. Subodh says 2 years ago.

Eliot Fictional characters introduced in Anthropomorphic martial artists Fictional thieves. The Napoleon of Crime. Introduction … This poem is best known of T. Caat communicate with their pet and understand their feelings.

He also appears in Catsthe Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Summaty culminates in his abduction of Old Deuteronomy, after which two queens, Bombalurina and Demeter, sing about him. His brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly doomed; His coat is dusty from neglect, his whiskers are uncombed.

December 23, at Macavity is a tall and thin individual who is always upto some crime. He is also behind the breaking of the greenhouse glass and the trellis. He uses this asset to accomplish his hideous plans.

Maccavity: The Mystery Cat by T. S. Eliot — Explanation

He can do any impossible task. Bad Samaritan August 8, at Macavity moves like a snake and whenever he is mistaken to be asleep, he is wide awake. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

For when they reach the scene of crime — Macavity’s not there! Macavity, Macavity, there’s no on like Macavity, He’s broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.

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The most surprising factor that connects them is that when the offence is discovered, Macavity is not there. This is a dog of course! In this edition Macavity gains a foil in the form of a bumbling police officer. Macavity’s a Mystery Cat: Cats film Cats film.


You may meet and kacavity him everywhere but whenever his crime is discovered you will not find him there. This poem is an account of the crimes committed by the mischievous cat Macavity. Webarchive template wayback links Mysteru from September Use dmy dates from September All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December His whiskers are not macaviry and combed.

Though all the pet cats macvity not so mischievous Ma cavity is so and it is a mystery cat for the poet. Unknown December 10, at 5: Polish author Maciej Wojtyszko ‘s children’s books feature a character named Macavity the Cat polish Kot Makawitya criminal mastermind who loses a chess duel with dog detective Kajetan Chrumps and is then persuaded to become Chrumps’ assistant.

This nameless and hapless character stages line ups, startles innocent rats with his flashlight but never manages to track down Macavity.

The illustrations in this edition are funny and bring an extra dimension to an already thoroughly entertaining read.