SUMMARY OF "THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread


-- Anonymous, December 05, 2001


How to write your own summary: 1. read the story. 2. Detail what is happening to the 1st person narrator, or rather how he discovers what is happening. 3. Watch the measurement of time, the growing sense of trap and confinement, the various ways the narrator manages to escape as the madness and horror fight his reason. 4. The climax is double, a vocitory followed by a doom and the only decision is which kind of death. 5. The sudden rescue from the outside.

-- Anonymous, December 05, 2001

i need a sumary quickly

-- Anonymous, January 08, 2002

I need a summary asap!!

-- Anonymous, January 15, 2002

jus read it

-- Anonymous, February 02, 2002

Hey Assholes,

Pick up the damn book and read the story. It's your assignment, so fucking do it. Don't be lazy asses, cause that isn't going to work when you get to college....losers.

-- Anonymous, June 21, 2002

hey "beth" no need to be a bitch about it. sure it is their assignment but they're asking for help, not to be judged by some holier-than-thou bitch who just tells them to read the damn book, (btw, it's a short story, not a book) like that helps their situation AT ALL.

-- Anonymous, November 22, 2004

Do you REALLY think that "Beth" will read your response 2 years later? I'm in college and these kids aren't asking for help, they're asking for absolute plagarism. These pages *do* come up in Google searches and, depending on the rigor of the course (or an instructor's amount of free time and boredom) you could very well find that copy/paste will get you a lovely "0" marked on your paper and a note affixed to your transcript stating that you failed to abide by the academic honor code. Plagarism is grounds for dismissal in college. Advice on how to summarize is better than no response at all. The "I need this A.S.A.P." plea went unanswered by those who could have easily supplied these students with what they asked for.

Actually reading the work will allow you to appreciate the subtleties that are so often not touched upon (or over-emphasized) in the "notes" books you can easily buy or access online.

-- Anonymous, November 24, 2004

Well, some stuents might find Edgar Allan Poe's text too hard. Of course, they are those who really like to be ignorant. Sadly.

-- Anonymous, December 07, 2004

Yes.. maybe it would have been better to ask for help on comprehending the short story rather than ask for an essay on it... Other than that no one said they were in college (who ever started it) so I dont think the honor code matters from yoru college. (Not implying that I agree with plagerism because its wrong.. But its not my opinion that matters. Anyways BACK TO THE REAL POINT OF THIS URL... There is great stuff on (WHICH EVERY TEACHER ON THIS EARTH knows about so I would like to give some good advice.. Dont Copy..) its just great for understanding things, along with people that will help you explain it and not a bunch of crap like "you are lazy".. I go to college and there is an honor code and I am so wonderful did I mention that I was in college and blah blah blah..OBVIOUSLY...." I know you are probably way past the Edgar Allen Poe stuff but for future refrences is a great site.. TO NOT COPY OFF OF.

-- Anonymous, December 09, 2004

y u sooo lazy?

-- Anonymous, January 06, 2005

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