"The Pit and the Pendulum" Narrator Analysis Analytical Essay

"The Pit and the Pendulum" Narrator Analysis
This paper analyzes the narrator's intentions and psychological interpretations in "The Pit and the Pendulum".
# 3409 | 1,220 words | 6 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 22, 2003 in Literature (American) , Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Jung) , English (Analysis)

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This paper examines the voice of the narrator in Edgar Allan Poe's story, "The Pit and the Pendulum". The author discusses the Freudian psychoanalytic interpretation of the tale, and pays close attention to the narrator's neuroses regarding death and the trauma of rebirth.

From the Paper:

" Having made the assumption that the tortures described in the tale are to be considered as psychic reflections of the narrator's mental state, we may well inquire: What then is the Freudian psychoanalytic interpretation which can be put upon the appearance of the story's two predominant mechanisms and symbols, the pit and the pendulum. Perhaps the best approach to this problem is to analyze the textual features of the narrator's account of his judgment after the inquisitional judgment."

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