The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

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Please provide two quotes that prove a point for the theme of "The Pit and the Pendulum."

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You might want to think about the theme of salvation and deliverance that runs through this excellent short story of terror and torture. Some critics have argued that this story is an allegory about a man facing eternal judgement and having to choose between heaven and hell. Certainly, if you interpret a number of the features of the story symbolically, this view can be supported by apposite quotes. Consider the terror that the narrator feels when confronted with the pit....

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