Short Stories & History: "The Pit and the Pendulum" and the Spanish Inquisition

Short Stories & History: "The Pit and the Pendulum" and the Spanish Inquisition
Short Stories & History: "The Pit and the Pendulum" and the Spanish Inquisition
Short Stories & History: "The Pit and the Pendulum" and the Spanish Inquisition
Short Stories & History: "The Pit and the Pendulum" and the Spanish Inquisition
Short Stories & History: "The Pit and the Pendulum" and the Spanish Inquisition
Short Stories & History: "The Pit and the Pendulum" and the Spanish Inquisition
Short Stories & History: "The Pit and the Pendulum" and the Spanish Inquisition
Short Stories & History: "The Pit and the Pendulum" and the Spanish Inquisition
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Each Monday morning, I post a short story for my students to read and discussion questions for my students to answer in a response paper. These responses are always due the following Sunday (Short Story Sunday).

I assign Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" when we discuss the medieval Catholic Church, corruption and power struggles between the medieval church and emerging nation-states, and the Spanish Inquisition.

This upload contains:

1. Short Story Sunday Instructions

2. Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum"

3. Three discussion questions for the students over the reading

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