The narrator is kneeling on trial while receiving a death sentence .The narrator chooses not to reveal the crimes in which he has committed . He then sees black robed judges explaining their opinion and judgement before he passes out .
The narrator here is going in and out of consciousness. Opening his eyes; he notices it is pitch black . Feeling around his surroundings , he notices he is in a chamber of some sort, . He does not know where he is or why he is there, but he is sure it has something to do with his punishment.
Literary Element or Device
In this board, the narrator tries to explore his surroundings in the chamber . After falling asleep out of boredom, he wakes up and realizes there is bread and water next to him . He realizes someone is checking up on him . Falling asleep again , he awakens and notices there is a glow coming from a square with metal walls with faces in it.
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The narrator finds himself strapped to a board. He looks up and notices a figure of time swinging from the ceiling. The pendulum swings back and forth , and with every vibration , it gets closer to the narrator's chest. He begins to realize that the pendulum will eventually kill him
symbolism is the literary element that describes "The Pit and The Pendulum," because in the beginning of the short story, two black robed judges stood before the narrator explaining to him their judgements . These black , no faced figures represents his death sentence later to occur in the story.
As the narrator is faced with death, he screams in despair .Just as the walls are about to push him over the edge , he hears trumpets . As he looks he notices General Lasalle ( French General ) . And later realizes he is there to save him.