Burial Alive

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Burial Alive

Antigone
condemned to be buried alive, she thwarts Creon’s order by killing herself. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]
Fortunato
walled up in a catacomb by the man he had wronged. [Am. Lit.: Poe “The Cask of Amontillado”]
Lafourcade, Victorine
found alive in her tomb by her rejected suitor. [Am. Lit.: Poe “The Premature Burial”]
Sindbad
entombed, by custom, upon his wife’s death, he manages to escape. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights; Magill II, 50]
Usher, Madeline
breaks out of vault in which she had been buried alive. [Am. Lit.: Poe “Fall of the House of Usher”]
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The subtle terror of "The Premature Burial," in contrast to Poe's other stories like "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Fall of the House of Usher," comes from its depictions of live burial as a result of honest and possibly inevitable cognitive mistakes in reading unreadable bodies.
The Premature Burial," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Curse of Frankenstein" and "Devil Girl From Mars" helped propel her to cult status.
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contemporaneous experimentation continued to raise premature burial as a disquieting concern.
Life is detected in the tracking theories, despite what is perceived to be a premature burial.
At the cinema you could see The Manchurian Candidate at Newcastle Odeon; Vengeance of the Gladiators at the Essoldo; The Premature Burial at the Haymarket.
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And from the author of "The Premature Burial," you'll find a meditation on the sort of unflinching prose that makes readers flinch.
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Instead of referring to a hundred "instances" of actual premature burial, however, the narrator offers us only a handful, excluding his own which, as we'll see in a moment, is bogus.