History Literature / ThePitAndThePendulum

11th May '18 8:32:29 AM Discord_and_Dine
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!This short story contains examples of:

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!!''Any death but that of the tropes!''
11th May '18 6:38:57 AM Discord_and_Dine
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* NeverTrustATitle: The story is less about the pendulum and more about the first half of the title; it's a fall into the pit that the narrator fears most. Despite this, the pendulum is the most famous part of the story and if it wasn't in the title most people wouldn't know that the pit was in the story at all.

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* NeverTrustATitle: The story is less about the pendulum and more about the first half of the title; it's a fall into the pit that the narrator fears most. Despite this, the pendulum is the most famous part of the story and if it wasn't in the title most people wouldn't know that the pit was in the story at all.
11th May '18 6:38:33 AM Discord_and_Dine
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* MisleadingTitle: The story is less about the pendulum and more about the first half of the title; it's a fall into the pit that the narrator fears most. Despite this, the pendulum is the most famous part of the story and if it wasn't in the title most people wouldn't know that the pit was in the story at all.

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* MisleadingTitle: NeverTrustATitle: The story is less about the pendulum and more about the first half of the title; it's a fall into the pit that the narrator fears most. Despite this, the pendulum is the most famous part of the story and if it wasn't in the title most people wouldn't know that the pit was in the story at all.
11th May '18 6:38:09 AM Discord_and_Dine
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* MisleadingTitle: The story is less about the pendulum and more about the first half of the title; it's a fall into the pit that the narrator fears most. Despite this, the pendulum is the most famous part of the story and if it wasn't in the title most people wouldn't know that the pit was in the story at all.
8th May '18 9:13:30 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* DeusExMachina: The ending is very abrupt. Our hero is seconds away from falling into the pit when all of a sudden he hears the sounds of trumpets! The walls cool off and rush back and he is saved by members of the French army.



* NothingIsScarier: We never do find out what is in that pit. All we get is a vague description of a "decayed fungus" smell and some barely-visible gritty water.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: The narrator considers falling into the pit a way worse punishment than burning to death on the red-hot iron walls.
--> ''"Death," I said, "any death but that of the pit!"''
* NothingIsScarier: We never do find out what is in that the pit. All we get is a vague description of a "decayed fungus" smell and some barely-visible gritty water.
8th May '18 8:59:55 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* NothingIsScarier: We never do find out what is in that pit. All we get is a vague description of a "fungus-like" smell and some barely-visible gritty water.

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* NothingIsScarier: We never do find out what is in that pit. All we get is a vague description of a "fungus-like" "decayed fungus" smell and some barely-visible gritty water.
8th May '18 7:53:06 PM Discord_and_Dine
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[OverlyLongScream The agony of my soul found vent in one loud, long, and final vent of despair.]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[OverlyLongScream The agony of my soul found vent in one loud, long, and final vent of despair.]]'']]
]]''[[labelnote:Note]] Art by Harry Clarke.[[/labelnote]]]]
8th May '18 2:53:01 PM Discord_and_Dine
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pit.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''[[OverlyLongScream The agony of my soul found vent in one loud, long, and final vent of despair.]]'']]
7th May '18 12:17:02 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* NothingIsScarier: We never do find out what is in that pit.

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* NothingIsScarier: We never do find out what is in that pit. All we get is a vague description of a "fungus-like" smell and some barely-visible gritty water.
12th Apr '18 10:19:55 AM Dravencour
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** It should probably go without saying that the Spanish Inquisition, despite their reputation as one of the more ruthless Inquisitions of the Catholic Church, never employed the kind of devious {{Death Trap}}s depicted here to execute those they found guilty of heresy -- you were more likely to be [[BurnTheWitch burned at the stake]] then trapped in the chamber of horrors our protagonist was put in.

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** It should probably go without saying that the Spanish Inquisition, despite their reputation as one of the more ruthless Inquisitions of the Catholic Church, never employed the kind of devious {{Death Trap}}s depicted here to execute those they found guilty of heresy -- you were more likely to be [[BurnTheWitch burned at the stake]] then trapped in the chamber of horrors our protagonist was put in.heresy.
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