Writing: Treachery & Freedom


This year, in American Literature, we were tasked with reading one of famed American novelist Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories and create a continuation of it from where it ended. I chose his masterpiece “The Pit and the Pendulum”, a story about an individual undergoing torture in nineteenth-century Spain by the Inquisition (which, though not 100% historically accurate, still is a compelling read). It’s an epic read, so I highly encourage you read it here before you proceed.

The following is my own work, influenced by the brutality of the prison system that we have seen in human history, as well as the Enlightenment desire for freedom that was prevalent in the early nineteenth-century.

Spoiler Alert 😛


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