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What are two things that the narrator remembers about the courtroom in "The Pit...

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kerahbear | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 3, 2008 at 6:05 PM via web

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What are two things that the narrator remembers about the courtroom in "The Pit and the Pendulum"?

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dneshan | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted November 3, 2008 at 6:55 PM (Answer #1)

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The first thing that the narrator remembers is the fact that he has been given a death sentence.  He then recalls what the judges looked like, particularly the color of their lips and the fact that they were wearing black robes. This is evident when he says, "I saw the lips of the black-robed judges."  He continues to discuss this image briefly as the story continues. 

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