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The Pit and the Pendulum
The Pit and the Pendulum
by Edgar Allan Poe

The Pit and the Pendulum Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Themes
Quotes
Death
Death Quotes
Fear
Fear Quotes
Versions of Reality
Versions of Reality Quotes
Life, Existence, and Consciousness
Life, Existence, and Consciousness Quotes
"The Pit and the Pendulum"
Brief Summary
Characters
The Narrator
Timeline
The Inquisition (Judges)
General Lasalle
Character Clues
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
Foil
GuideMentor
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Book of Revelation
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Epigraph?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis
Three-Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Study Questions
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (Who Said What) Quiz
Quotes (Who Said What) Quiz Flashcards
Quotes (Who Said What) Quiz True or False
Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz
Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz True or False
Symbols Quiz
Symbols Quiz Flashcards
Symbols Quiz True or False
So It’s About a Clock in a Pit? Quiz
So It’s About a Clock in a Pit? Quiz Flashcards
So It’s About a Clock in a Pit? Quiz True or False
The Horror! Quiz
The Horror! Quiz Flashcards
The Horror! Quiz True or False
Essay
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Picture Picture
Scary Story
Trust Me: The Unreliable Narrator
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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