"The Pit and the Pendulum" Narrator 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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