A Comparison of The Pit and the Pendulum to the Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Even though the movie "The Pit and the Pendulum" bore little resemblance to the story by Edgar Allen Poe, it still had many of the same elements as his work. "The Pit and the Pendulum" was so similar to Poe's stories, that I almost mistook it to be a work of Poe. Poe's stories shared many of the same elements with "The Pit and the Pendulum." There were many elements that the director used to make the "The Pit and…...
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Death and Hope in Poe’s Pit & Pendulum
The two themes of death and hope are interlaced with one another and are shown clearly throughout Edgar Allan Poe's story The Pit and the Pendulum. The thought of hope and the actions that hope brings are what overcomes the thoughts and actions of death. From the first line of his story the fabricator is thinking about death. Although he himself is not dead he knows that his sentence is death, that his death is inevitable. Throughout the story as…...
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Dealing with Difficulty: Examining Structure
Read the selection below from "The Once and Future Merlin" by Marion Zimmer Bradley and answer the question that follows. Over the centuries the story has been told and retold and told again, often with a widely varying cast of characters. Knights, priests and priestesses, kings and queens, and various users of magic come and go, but always there is Arthur, the sun around which all else revolves, his faithless wife (Guinevere), his equally-faithless best friend (Lancelot), the illegitimate son…...
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