The Pit and the Pendulum
by Edgar Allan Poe
The Pit and the Pendulum Characters
Meet the Cast
We really don't know much about our narrator. Yes, we know he's been sentenced to death and locked in a cell. We know he's more than a little bit, shall we say, unstable – but, then again, who wo...
The Inquisition (Judges)
It's hard to know what to call our narrator's captors. Yes, they appear as judges at the beginning of the story – but then what? For most of the story, they're faceless torturers; they express th...
Lasalle's here to do one thing and one thing only: save our narrator. And save him he does, pulling the narrator back from the very edge of the pit as he's about to fall in. Sure, he has less than...