Summary: The Masque Of The Red Death

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Death In the year of 2014 we are now not affected by diseases, plaque, or by viruses. In this short story “The Masque of the Red Death," by Edgar Allan Poe, was taken place in the 1845; causing people to die of a plaque. In “The Masque of the Red Death” a character named Prince Prospero is having the wealthy people live with him until the plaque is gone. Prince Prospero is having a costume party to keep his guests happy. Then a red masked figure comes to the party. “The Masque of the Red Death” symbolizes fear, life, and death; the author wants to let the world know that death cannot be avoided by escaping from it. Fear cannot be controlled by ignoring it. based on the quote, the red masked figure symbolizes fear because of the description of his appearance. This text states of his appearance, “His vesture was dabbled in blood and his broad brow, with all the features of the face, was besprinkled with scarlet horror,” (pg.425). Based on this quote the masked figure is scaring all the guest and giving them something to “fear” about. The quote also is saying that the red scarlet would represent blood for fear for dying. Based on this symbol of the seven apartments would symbolize, life. This text states the symbol of life because, “In the first is blue and vividly blue… second chamber was purple… third was green… fourth was furnished and lightened with orange… the fifth with white… the sixth with violet… the seventh apartment was closely shrouded in…show more content…
In summary, the Prince has a party to keep his guests calm and to be happy, then a red masked figure comes in and ruins their party by scaring them with his features, and all of the guests and Prince Prospero die after chasing the masked figure and finding him the black room. Trying to avoid death at the end can have a lot of

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