Masque of the Red Death

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In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Masque of the Red Death”, he dramatically tells the reader that death isn’t something you can avoid with wealth and power. In “The Masque of the Red Death” Poe starts off by talking about a mysterious disease that devastated the country, and eventually leading toward prince Prospero. Prospero was the leader at this time period and wanted to hide from death.Poe gave dramatic stages while giving mysterious hints like the clock and the 7 rooms. By the end of the story not only did Prospero died after trying to avoid death it’s also where death had killed him. After analyzing a secondary source critical essay I seen a different way of looking at the story from what I had seen, and I agree with his analysis of the story. Poe has a way of writing his stories that seems to keep the reader in a mist. Using unique words and ordering placement in almost a rubik cube puzzle. My first time reading this story it seemed as if Prince Prospero was the narrator due to the point of views and description of certain things in the castle. As we ventured further in to the story the prince sees the death from the disease and decides to stay in his castle with his servants and loyal companions. In quote “The wall had gate of iron. The courtiers, having entered, brought furnaces and massy hammers and welded the bolts. They resolved to leave means neither of ingress or egress to the sudden impulses of despair or frenzy from within”, (Pg.1 Paragraph 2) Poe shows the panic Prospero is having to going threw for him to take these measures. To take it further Prospero made seven rooms which to me were something similar to the seven deadly sins. Besides having almost maze like hallways each room had a specific color these colors drove me to that idea. (Pg.1 Paragraph 4) chamber 1 had a window that mimicked any outside light which in the day time
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