Baylor College Medical School

The Pit and The Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

********As the blade swings closer, he waits in a frenzied anguish for the blade to begin fraying his robes and vainly struggles to free his arm

What is the event and the setting in the above?

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This is the climax of the story. He is tied up underneath the pendulum on or near the pit. That's the setting. The event is the final moments before the razor sharp pendulum slices him in two.