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What are the differences between The Raven and The Pit and the Pendulum?

-- Anonymous, November 15, 2003


Well the subjects are completely different... The raven is about him realizing he cant get over the grief of his lost wife while the pit and the pendelum is about his death and what it might be like in a tortcher chamber after being found a heritic in an inquistion.

-- Anonymous, November 16, 2003

Other than all the obvious differences, mainly it is that the hero- narrator in the tale wins a victory over himself, if not his circumstances, albeit not connected to any traunatic love loss. The poem narrator defeats himself completely with little real opposition from the outside. The sonnet "Silence" might give a hint of the two types of fear, the second most dreaded one(for the Raven narrator) perhaps worse and more inescapabale than the Pit.

-- Anonymous, November 16, 2003

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