What is the climax of the pit and the pendulum?
Poe completed it in August 1842 and published it the following year. It is written in first-person point of view. The climax of "The Pit and the Pendulum" occurs when the walls close in on the narrator, then retract just as a hand reaches out to save him from falling into the pit.
The story “The Pit and the Pendulum”, took place at the Toledo Prison, in Spain. The time is not directly stated within the text, but can be found in the background information. The Inquisition was at its height during the 16th century, till around the early 1800s.
- Ostensibly, the ending occurs when the French army invades Toledo and the narrator is saved from tumbling into the deadly pit at the very last moment by General Lasalle, who catches him just as he is about to fall.
- Drawn by the food, the rats climb on top of the narrator and chew through the strap. As the pendulum nears his heart, the narrator breaks through the strap and escapes from the pendulum's swing. The narrator realizes that the enclosing walls will force him into the pit, an escape that will also mean his death.
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'The Pit and the Pendulum,' by Edgar Allan Poe, is set in Toledo, Spain, and involves judges, the narrator, some rats, and the general of a French army. We'll look at the setting and characters of this horrifying narrative in detail to better understand Poe's famous short story.
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Updated: 17th October 2019