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    In Edgar Allan Poe’s story, “The Pit and the Pendulum,” Poe, uses the horror elements of ____Isolation_________, ______Madness______, and__Disorentiation_____ to add suspense to the story. In the beginning of the reading of The Pit and the Pendulum, the setting is at the Spanish Inquisition and Edgar Poe sees figures that look like angels, or judges. One of the important horror elements is Madness. The author Edgar Poe states “In other conditions of mind I might have had courage to end my misery

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    The Pit and the Pendulum is a short story narrative told by a condemned prisoner during the period of the Spanish Inquisitions. The story takes place in Toledo, Spain and begins with the prisoner describing a delirious state in which he sees robed judges presiding over his sentencing. Prior to the pronounced judgment, he is overtaken by fear and faints. The story continues in vivid detail, as the prisoner describes over a period of days, through lingering periods of consciousness, his torturous

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    Summary of the Pit and the Pendulum As the story begins, our narrator is being sentenced to death by a panel of black-robed, pale-faced judges. Things aren’t looking good: especially because he mentions that these guys are inquisitors. That means our story takes places during the Spanish Inquisition. And let’s just say that during the Inquisition, sentenced to death means sentenced to horrible, painful, and super-torturous death. (Quick side note: the story is narrated in the past tense, which means

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    Author: Edgar Allan Poe Story: The Pit and the Pendulum Members: Miranda Barkho, Celeste Coombes, Gayton Bre’Anna Comments: Each section should have at least one paragraph of 7-10 sentences consisting of a quote from the story Be sure to fully answer the questions per section 1. Writer's Background: Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. He had a hard childhood because he lost people in his family like his mom and dad. He also had a abusive

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    In Edgar Allen Poe’s “Pit and the Pendulum,” Poe uses the horror elements of suspense, madness, and facing your phobias. In the “Pit and the Pendulum” a man is tortured, loses his mind, and eventually is forced to jump down into the pit to his assumed death. Firstly, the suspense in the story really had us waiting for what would come next for example in the story when it said “The vibration of the pendulum was at right angles to my length, I saw that the region that the crescent was designed to cross

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    Inquisition and told from a man set for execution. Poe uses the first-person point of view to reveal inner thoughts of the speaker, vivid imagery of the setting, and their near-death experiences to create a suspense throughout the story The Pit and the Pendulum. The speaker in the story is in and out of consciousness and does not know where he is. They are constantly changing their mind of whether they are alive or dead. This is seen in the very beginning of the story: “In the deepest slumber --

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    The loquacious Edgar Allan Poe said, “There is no beauty without some strangeness.” In the stories “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, and “Eleonora”, there are many different approaches to common things that we still deal with to this day, such as death. Within each story, there are also several different elements of superstition, and each one is unique and different in some way. Although, some of the stories do not have an element of superstition. Consequently, the characters

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    The Pit and the Pendulum The “Pit and the Pendulum”, is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1842, describing a person in the most dire of situations, awaiting death in a pit. The story is set during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, where the narrator has been sentenced to live in a pit and await death. During this time he continually wonders what will happen to him, until looking up, awaking from a drug-induced sleep, he sees a swinging scythe, positioned directly over his heart, dropping

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    In Edgar Allan Poe’s story, “The Pit and the Pendulum,” Poe, uses the horror elements of isolation, madness, and plot twists to add suspense to the story. A man is put into a dungeon by judges and is awaiting death. They rig multiple traps for him that he keeps getting out of. First, Poe uses isolation for this story by keeping the man inside a dungeon all alone with no light. He opened his eyes and was immediately felt crushed. He said, “The blackness of eternal night encompassed me” (Poe 3). He

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    story the Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe, he uses characterization to show that people are afraid of death, because he wants to show that everybody is going to die, and that people can't hide from it. Poe uses the main character's actions to show how frightened he is about death throughout the story. Poe uses the main character's actions to show that the main character  was afraid about death and that he didn't want to die.  For example when it says “The plunge into this pit I had avoided

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    “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Masque of the Red Death,” Poe focuses on descriptive and sensory details to portray what he wants to say and to captivate the reader both mentally and physically. “The Pit and The Pendulum,” is a short story that was written in 1843. It refers to a narrator that’s been sentenced to death through the period of inquisition. The Pendulum and the Pit both symbolize important aspects of the stories meaning. The “Pendulum” symbolizes time and death as the “Pit” symbolizes

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    based on our emotions. Edgar Allen Poe shows the consequences of acting on fear and how in some situations it can be helpful to us. Fear can be beneficial in the way that it makes you cautious and aware of your surroundings. In the story “The Pit and The Pendulum” the narrator experiences the tough situation of being stuck in a dungeon. The narrator acts on his logic and fear to stay alive and outsmart his tormentors with every move he makes. Fear can also be harmful in the way it was to the narrator

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    Amontillado and The Pit and the Pendulum have in common. The Cask of Amontillado’s theme is that one man hates the other and will do anything to kill him. This leads into him bringing his enemy into a cave and chaining the enemy to the wall and making it impossible for the enemy to escape by building a wall. The Pit and the Pendulum talks of a man that is sentenced to a prison in Toledo and doesn’t believe in until he is in it. I am going to show The Cask of Amontillado’s and The Pit and the Pendulum’s

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    Acqueira Curry Ms Kimble 17 November 2017 The Pit and the Pendulum In the story Edgar Allan Poe creates a gloaming image of the setting in our minds; this makes us connect with the connection of death in the story. The three symbolism in the story are the pit (Heaven/Hell), the pendulum inside of the scythe (time and death), and the angelic forms of Inquisitorial tribune. Poe uses potency and fearfulness to reveal the struggle of a man afraid of death can make a man suffer; however, he uses the

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    eventually kills the old man, but is haunted by the beating of a heart, which he believes belongs to the old man. This eventually leads him to confess his crime, and attempting to prove that, although he is very nervous, he is not mad. The Pit and the Pendulum is about a man who is sentenced to death and tortured. An unnamed narrator opens the story by revealing that he has been sentenced to death during the time of the Inquisition—an institution of the Catholic government in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century

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    The Pit and the Pendulum Have you ever been so close to death you thought you were dead… or wished you were? The story, The Pit and the Pendulum, by Edgar Allan Poe, is about a Frenchman who was visiting Spain and was caught up in the Spanish Inquisition in 1806. He was captured by the church-men who ruled the terrifying land he had ventured to. “They arrested, accused, and tried me… all on the charge that I did not worship God as they did. And for that I was going to die.” The Frenchman was tortured

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    Pit and the Pendulum The perspective a person has will determine how successful they are. In order, to achieve one needs the proper positive outlook on even the worst situation to get the best possible result. The positive outlook the main character has in the Pit and the Pendulum is crucial to his survival. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe is the best short story of the group because of the story’s detailed plot and strong themes. The plot and themes are both vital to the success

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    depression, loneliness, hopelessness and desperation. The temporal setting “oppress the character with the shape of a pendulum” (3) He fears its deadly velocity which represents his final hours of life. He feels terror of the doom that will “cut” his time on earth. As everyone knows, this symbolizes that death is inevitable. Finally, the historical setting of “The Pit and the Pendulum," tells us about events that occurred in the Spanish city of Toledo, “the central command from which the religious

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    “Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.”- Japanese Proverb. The Pit And The Pendulum” by Edgar Allan Poe shows an unknown narrator being feared by his own thoughts and beliefs. This short story is a great example of how someone’s fear can cause them to become paranoid and crazy. Poe uses actions from the narrator and symbolism to connect the story with the narrator's emotions. The main theme is fear, the terror a human goes through when being confined and sentenced to mental and physical torture

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    In Edgar Allan Poe’s story, “The Pit and the Pendulum.” poe uses the elements of unknowingness, fear, and fight or flight, descriptive words to add suspense to the story. The man within the story is being sentenced to death because of his faith, he is found guilty and then taken to a duongen and tortured, he is put through 3 different ways of tortures before a french general saves him. First when he is laying on the stone table he decides to do this, ¨At length, with a wild desperation at heart,

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