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    ”The entire surface of this metallic enclosure was rudely daubed in all the hideous and repulsive devices to which the charnel superstition of the monks has given rise The figures of fiends in aspects of menace with skeleton forms and other really fearful images overspread and disfigured the walls” Simply superb illustration by Harry Clarke Our nameless narrator has been condemned by a panel of black robed white lipped stern faced jud

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    At age twelve I was given my first introduction to the world of literature by my mother who read me Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum I can still vividly recollect living through the horrors of the chamber with the unnamed narrator wondering why Christian monks would construct such a room and why Christian monks would inflict such torture I still wrestle with a number of the story’s themesSADISMWhy do such

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    A classic of sensational horror The Pit and the Pendulum is also for me one of the Poe stories that most closely resembles and certainly influences later writers such as Franz Kafka Here we have several Kafka like elements a judgment pronounced by distant stern inhuman judges with no sense of what crime if any may have been commi

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    As the doorbell rings nearly incessantly and the frigid air seeps into my living room I am all tucked up in a corner of the couch with my fluffy blanket a glass of The Velvet Devil Merlot and a book of tales from the master of horror Edgar Allan Poe I'm leaving the job of distributing candy to the hubby while my teen son oversees the execution of his annual Halloween light and music show which grows increasingly elabora

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    WHAT DO YOU MEAN MR POE Time conuers all; it is an inescapable fate for all men it cannot be defeated or avoided It’s a powerful unshakable enemy and a recurring theme across many of Poe’s stories I’ve seen it a few times now This time it is a tormenter and a reminder of the incoming doom in the dark pit t

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    Book Review 3 of 5 stars to The Pit and the Pendulum a short story written in 1842 by Edgar Allan Poe As in the tradition of Poe's other Gothic and gory tales this one takes the fear of death to new heights Poe tel

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    The Pit and the Pendulum published in 1842 is one of Poe's most famous tales of horror It does not have a supernatural element but relies on evoking fear in the reader because of its heavy emphasis on sensations view spoilerfor ins

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    The Pit and the Pendulum 375 stars In this 1842 short story by Edgar Allen Poe an unnamed prisoner details the

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    If you see Poe's pit and pendulum as metaphors for the psychological state of being trapped between two bad choices it makes sense in much less dramatic situations than the one he chose Should I stay in an environment that is toxic or jump into the unknown pitShould I sell the rotten stocks or should I keep themShould I speak up or stay uietShould I work for another hour or open a bottle of wineShould I buy the book or s

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    What makes this one a bit hair raising is its radical two point climax curve The guy nearly dies at the pit then nearly dies at the pendulum SAT words galore as well as the best known anecdote of death at the Inuisition at least for me makes it easily an essential read Just for horror writers Here's a wealth of adjectives verbs that describe

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S heavy focus on the senses emphasizing its reality unlike many of Poe's stories which are aided by the supernatura If you see Poe s pit and pendulum as metaphors for the psychological state of being trapped between two bad choices it makes sense in much less dramatic situations than the one he chose Should I stay in an environment that is toxic or jump into the unknown pitShould I sell the rotten stocks or should I keep themShould I speak up or stay uietShould I work for another hour or open a bottle of wineShould I buy the book or save the money though that is not really a choiceShould I let myself be caught by Scylla or CharybdisIf you ask yourself enough uestions you will always end up in Greek mythology as a source at some point won t you And then the uestion is is there an Odyssean way of getting out of the nightmare of two bad choices In Poe s nightmare should I dream on until the bitter end or should I wake up and walk out The worst fear is the feeling of passive choiceless suffering something that Poe s Christian Inuisition theme is much better at evoking than Odysseus whose thrifty approach to finding the third way is famous for a reasonThe third way for me often than not means reading about the fears I face and feeling part of a community that is larger than the pit where I live my life watching the pendulum of my time spent Zooming out watching Poe create an atmosphere of choking anxiety bizarrely soothes me and my nerves As his pit grows darker and deeper mine shrinks to a minor bump in the road and as his pendulum accelerates mine looks like a fork in the pathSo whenever my worrying mind creates that inner choice between nightmares I opt out I choose the third roadShould I worry or despair I take the book not read yet and it will make all the difference

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By a prisoner of the Spanish Inuisition The story is especially effective at inspiring fear in the reader due to it As the doorbell rings nearly incessantly and the frigid air seeps into my living room I am all tucked up in a corner of the couch with my fluffy blanket a glass of The Velvet Devil Merlot and a book of tales from the master of horror Edgar Allan Poe I m leaving the job of distributing candy to the hubby while my teen son oversees the execution of his annual Halloween light and music show which grows increasingly elaborate each year I can t think of a better way to spend the eveningThe Pit and the Pendulum is a classic one that keeps you in the grip of horror while the tension mounts relentlessly The torture chamber of the Inuisition is a place you will relish reading about but do expect to get a grand case of the willies by the time you reach that last sentence Oh and that ending perfect