the pit

the pit

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  • The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Guilty
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  • " the stern contempt of human torture... I saw them writhe with a deadly locution" (77-78)
  •  When the prisoner came to there was darkness.  Slowly he stood up and make his way to the edge to get a measurement of his prison.
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  • " my chin rested upon the floor of the prison but my lips and the upper portion of my head.. touched nothing " (187-188)
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  • The prisoner faintly sees a pendulum swinging from the ceiling. After each swing the sharp pendulum dropped down above him.  In was inevitable that the blade would slice him in two. 
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  • "They swarmed upon me in ever accumulating heaps .. I perceived the loosening of the bandage" (430-431)
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