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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 li

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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 a thing? The story’s torture

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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 li

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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 w

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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 se

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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 o

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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 rel

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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 ghastly and elaborate tortures he endures at the hands of the Spanish Inuisition He begins with his sentencing by black robed judges a nightmarish seuence of images that culminates in his loss of cons

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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

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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 dread the absolute horror of an impending death

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Review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Edgar Allan Poe

The Pit and the Pendulum is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe The story centres around the torments endured. 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 a thing The story s torture chamber is not a makeshift construction slapped together rather with its pendulum descending in mathematical precision and its collapsing metal walls turning red hot to assemble such a bizarre intricate room would take sophisticated engineering huge resources and lots of time perhaps years What does such a room say about the Western monastic tradition and the mentality of monksIn The Distant Mirror The Calamitous 14th Century author Barbara W Tuchman richly portrays the psychology of these chaotic disorderly times For example she writes In village games players with hands tied behind them competed to kill a cat nailed to a post by battering it to death with their heads at the risk of cheeks ripped open or eyes scratched out by the frantic animal s claws Trumpets enhanced the excitement Or a pig enclosed in a wide pen was chased by men with clubs to the laughter of spectators as he ran suealing from the blows until beaten lifeless Accustomed in their own lives to physical hardship and injury medieval men and women were not necessarily repelled by the spectacle of pain but rather enjoyed it It may be that the untender medieval infancy produced adults who valued others no than they had been valued in their own formative years Nowadays we have a name for untender infancy child abuse We also have a word for enjoying the spectacle of pain inflicted on others sadism Of course the effects of child abuse and living in a society accepting sadism as the norm would not disappear when men became monks What undoubtedly added fuel to this psychological fire was a religion and theology giving a central place to guilt and sin and thus turning men against their own bodies and specifically again their own sexuality Reaching absolute conclusions about the mindset of peoples living centuries ago can never be an exact science but it doesn t take too much imagination to understand how such a life in such a time would produce a population of dark twisted people Poe s tale takes place in 1820s not the 1350s but how much did the psychology of the monasteries really change in these yearsALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESSIn the beginning stages of the narrator s ordeal he conveys the following Very suddenly there came back to my soul motion and sound the tumultuous motion of the heart and in my ears the sound of its beating Then a pause in which all is blank Then again sound and motion and touch a tingling sensation pervading my frame Then the mere consciousness of existence without thought a condition which lasted long Teachers within the various yoga and Buddhist traditions talk about the consciousness of existence without thought that is the gap between thoughts In such a gap between thoughts we are given a glimpse of the ground of being pure awareness of space This awareness can be developed through meditation or occasionally experienced through such things as hallucinogens trance or as with the narrator of Poe s tale extreme emotional statesFEARAdding to the fear of actual physical suffering there is the fear we project with our minds and imaginations The narrator s imagination is afire And now as I still continued to step cautiously onward there came thronging upon my recollection a thousand vague rumors of the horrors of Toledo Of the dungeons there had been strange things narrated fables I had always deemed them but yet strange and too ghastly to repeat save in a whisper Was I left to perish of starvation in this subterranean world of darkness or what fate perhaps even fearful awaited me Fear thrives on our projecting into the future whatever pain or agony we are currently experiencing there is always the ever present possibility our plight will become worseHOPE AND GOOD FORTUNEThe narrator is forever hopeful and it s the narrator s hope coupled with his fear and sufferings that gives the tale its emotional depth and breath And as it turns out good fortune or what we commonly call luck follows the narrator at three critical junctures in the tale Oh Fortuna if we could all have such good fortune and luck at critical points in our own lives I call to mind flatness and dampness and then all is madness the madness of a memory which busies itself among forbidden things Edgar Allan Poe The Pit and the Pendulum The Black Painting 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 a thing The story s torture chamber is not a makeshift construction slapped together rather with its pendulum descending in mathematical precision and its collapsing metal walls turning red hot to assemble such a bizarre intricate room would take sophisticated engineering huge resources and lots of time perhaps years What does such a room say about the Western monastic tradition and the mentality of monksIn The Distant Mirror The Calamitous 14th Century author Barbara W Tuchman richly portrays the psychology of these chaotic disorderly times For example she writes In village games players with hands tied behind them competed to kill a cat nailed to a post by battering it to death with their heads at the risk of cheeks ripped open or eyes scratched out by the frantic animal s claws Trumpets enhanced the excitement Or a pig enclosed in a wide pen was chased by men with clubs to the laughter of spectators as he ran suealing from the blows Fire and Desire until beaten lifeless Accustomed in their own lives to physical hardship and injury medieval men and women were not necessarily repelled by the spectacle of pain but rather enjoyed it It may be that the The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox untender medieval infancy produced adults who valued others no than they had been valued in their own formative years Nowadays we have a name for The Illusionists untender infancy child abuse We also have a word for enjoying the spectacle of pain inflicted on others sadism Of course the effects of child abuse and living in a society accepting sadism as the norm would not disappear when men became monks What Planet of the Bugs undoubtedly added fuel to this psychological fire was a religion and theology giving a central place to guilt and sin and thus turning men against their own bodies and specifically again their own sexuality Reaching absolute conclusions about the mindset of peoples living centuries ago can never be an exact science but it doesn t take too much imagination to Fishes of the Open Ocean understand how such a life in such a time would produce a population of dark twisted people Poe s tale takes place in 1820s not the 1350s but how much did the psychology of the monasteries really change in these yearsALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESSIn the beginning stages of the narrator s ordeal he conveys the following Very suddenly there came back to my soul motion and sound the tumultuous motion of the heart and in my ears the sound of its beating Then a pause in which all is blank Then again sound and motion and touch a tingling sensation pervading my frame Then the mere consciousness of existence without thought a condition which lasted long Teachers within the various yoga and Buddhist traditions talk about the consciousness of existence without thought that is the gap between thoughts In such a gap between thoughts we are given a glimpse of the ground of being pure awareness of space This awareness can be developed through meditation or occasionally experienced through such things as hallucinogens trance or as with the narrator of Poe s tale extreme emotional statesFEARAdding to the fear of actual physical suffering there is the fear we project with our minds and imaginations The narrator s imagination is afire And now as I still continued to step cautiously onward there came thronging Out of Bounds (Boundaries, upon my recollection a thousand vague rumors of the horrors of Toledo Of the dungeons there had been strange things narrated fables I had always deemed them but yet strange and too ghastly to repeat save in a whisper Was I left to perish of starvation in this subterranean world of darkness or what fate perhaps even fearful awaited me Fear thrives on our projecting into the future whatever pain or agony we are currently experiencing there is always the ever present possibility our plight will become worseHOPE AND GOOD FORTUNEThe narrator is forever hopeful and it s the narrator s hope coupled with his fear and sufferings that gives the tale its emotional depth and breath And as it turns out good fortune or what we commonly call luck follows the narrator at three critical junctures in the tale Oh Fortuna if we could all have such good fortune and luck at critical points in our own lives I call to mind flatness and dampness and then all is madness the madness of a memory which busies itself among forbidden things Edgar Allan Poe The Pit and the Pendulum

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The Pit and the Pendulum

By a prisoner of the Spanish Inuisition The story is especially effective at inspiring fear in the reader due to it. 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 tells the story of a man facing punishment during the Spanish Inuisition a death like no other At first he s strapped to a wooden table while a pendulum swings from above with a saw getting lower and lower until it s nearly about to start ripping into his flesh But the victim finds a way out in a somewhat ingenious manner But when he s saved he falls into the pit as the walls begin to close in on him Once again before he perishes he is saved when the Inuisition is overOn the outskirts it s just a Gothic tale of a man afraid to die Two horrific options nearly take his life all the way messing with this mental state Neither are a uick and painless death Both will shock his body and render his mind afraid of life in a permanent state just as he enters the after life Poe s saying a lot here than what you read upon an initial viewing of this story As expected the story takes you on the ride of your life It s a careful executed imagination that can find the right words and the perfect background to constantly jiggle the paranoia we all feel at some point in our livesCertainly not the best of his short stories it is a good one something all beginning thriller fans should read About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by The Black Ice Score (Parker, until it s nearly about to start ripping into his flesh But the victim finds a way out in a somewhat ingenious manner But when he s saved he falls into the pit as the walls begin to close in on him Once again before he perishes he is saved when the Inuisition is overOn the outskirts it s just a Gothic tale of a man afraid to die Two horrific options nearly take his life all the way messing with this mental state Neither are a The Black Painting uick and painless death Both will shock his body and render his mind afraid of life in a permanent state just as he enters the after life Poe s saying a lot here than what you read Fire and Desire upon an initial viewing of this story As expected the story takes you on the ride of your life It s a careful executed imagination that can find the right words and the perfect background to constantly jiggle the paranoia we all feel at some point in our livesCertainly not the best of his short stories it is a good one something all beginning thriller fans should read About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by

Review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Edgar Allan Poe

S heavy focus on the senses emphasizing its reality unlike many of Poe's stories which are aided by the supernatura. 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 instance the airlessness of the cell the dim or nonexistent lighting the hissing of the blade the heat of the walls hide spoiler