Study Guide

The Pit and the Pendulum Characters

By Edgar Allan Poe

The Narrator

We really don't know much about our narrator. Yes, we know he's been sentenced to death and...

The Inquisition (Judges)

It's hard to know what to call our narrator's captors. Yes, they appear as judges at the...

General Lasalle

Lasalle's here to do one thing and one thing only: save our narrator. And save him he does,...