The clock serves as a reminder that the “Red Death” is coming. By placing the clock in the seventh room, it reminds Prospero and his friends that the Red Death is imminent. “...While the chimes of the clock yet rang, it was observes that the giddiest grew pale, and the more aged and sedate passed their hands over their brows as in confessed revery or meditation.” (Poe 3) As the clock rings, it forces everyone in the castle to realize they would soon be faced with the task of facing Death. The clock also stopped ticking when the last person died, as if the clock represented the countdown to death, and the people knew it. Every second, every minute, every hour that passes by, the people are reminded that no one can possible flee death.
Ryan R. Brewer Mr. Barnes English 10 14 September 2015 The unmasqueing of the red death sqwaa The name Poe brings murderers and madmen to my mind images, premature burials, sdfgand women who return from the dead. His works have been in the making since 1827 and include many creepy stories such as The Masque Of The Red Death. In the castle there are a bunch of wealthy people who locked theirselfs inside due to the plague going around making people bleed from their eyes while all the wealthy people are safe from the plague and the poor are suffering from the plague dying left and right. The whole time the wealthy thaught they where safe from the plague by locking the door. Meanwhile the whole time the wealthy thaught they where safe
Hamlet struggles with himself, he begins to act strangely. Just look at the scene with himself and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, he acts strangely, he disrupts normal life in the palace, he too brings chaos to Ophelia's life too. She apparently loses her mind and ends her life with suicide. Polonius is killed. Laertes wants to avenge the death of his father by killing Hamlet.
The guest is dressed in a black cloak and grotesque mask. The cloak is speckled with blood and the mask resembles the face of a corpse. At first this guest goes unnoticed, but as he makes his way through the crowd, he is met with confusion and disgust. It appears that he is mocking Prince Prospero and the festivities. Prince Prospero becomes enraged and begins to pursue this guest through each chamber, blue, purple, green, orange, white, violet, and finally black.
The Masque of the Red Death The story “The Masque of the Red Death” is a thought turning tale, of a country, possibly a fictional country, that endured a, murderous plague. It was a traumatizing, pain stricken time, and many people died horrible deaths. Edgar Alan Poe, the author captured the story from his detailed perspective. He described the rooms as if the personalities of the environments where alive. The elements of the plague where, horrific, skin crawling, and killed with no remorse.
In 1922 the island was used for the location of a mental hospital which was where a doctor experimented on his patients by torturing them with hammers and chisels until killing them. It is said that the doctor threw himself from the bell tower of the island after reportedly hearing the screams and moans of the plague victims as well as his own victims. Since then the island has been completely shut closed for tourists wanting to see where thousands of plague victims lay to rest. “The Black Death” will in doubt be remembered as one the most agonizing and painful plagues ever to occur in history causing millions of deaths. It is said that there was not enough people left alive during the plague to bury the numerous amount of dead victims.
“The Masque of the Red Death” is a story in which the prince, Prospero, is hiding within the confines of his own palace from the “Red Death”. The “Red Death” is a violently bloody terminal disease that has plagued Prospero’s country, killing nearly half the populous. Despite the plight of his people, Prospero, summons a thousand nobles and entertainers to hide within his palace. The palace was a large, magnificent structure; with a strong wall enclosing the palace. The iron gates within the wall were welded shut after all the guests were inside, to prevent ingress or egress, thus turning the palace into a sanctuary, or a coffin.
Some people consider the unusual events surrounding the opening of the tomb as evidence for a ‘curse’. Some think this may have occurred due to the items in his tomb that were collected and broken and even king tuts mummy itself was said to have been chopped into pieces and parts were even missing. According to legend, lord Carnarvon soon died from a mosquito bite and his three legged dog howled and dropped dead and all the lights went out in the city of Cairo. And then others of Carter’s party began to die of mysterious causes. Carter, himself had to suffer the fate of watching all his friends and associates drop off like flies, even his pet was killed by a cobra in a freak incident.
The short story “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe tells the tale of a prince who abandons his kingdom to flee from the ravages of a disease called the Red Death. He escapes with an entourage to a secluded abbey and celebrates with a masquerade ball. However, the epidemic arrives and enacts the demise of the prince and his company ultimately in the end. In “The Masque of the Red Death,” the author utilizes the elements of setting and symbolism to establish the thematic inevitability of death and the futility of man’s attempt to elude his fate. To begin with, Poe conveys the infallibility of death by depicting the location of the story as an abbey employed by its inhabitants as protection but is ultimately a fatal confinement.
While the groom is looking for the creature, he gets to Elizabeth, the bride, leaving her “lifeless and inanimate”. When looking upon the crime scene, Victor sees the murderer: “A grin was on the face of the monster; he seemed to jeer, as with his fiendish finder he pointed to the corpse of my wife” (Shelley 174). This evil act is directly caused by the creator’s rash decision to destroy the female and ruin his monster’s life once again. Many people agree that it is “Victor’s inability to see the monster’s own value and not his concern for the world that leads him to leave his “Adam” without a mate. This, of course, drives the monster to kill again” (Lunsford 175).