Jaime James English 112 In “The Red Masque of Death” Edgar Allen Poe tells the story of a country plagued by a mysterious epidemic that kills all inflicted within minutes. A wealthy prince, Prince Prospero, has found a way for him and wealthy friends to avoid the epidemic. They lock themselves away from the general population as the unfortunate succumb to the epidemic. Prince Prospero made sure that every person’s needs were met. After months in seclusion, Prince Prospero decides to throw a masquerade ball to celebrate their good fortune.
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
Symbolism in The Scottish Play In this dark play, the symbol of blood becomes quite apparent. Not only is this dire word mentioned over forty times, but it is also a driving and reoccurring figure that greatly affects a number of characters. Both Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth, deeply feel the guilt and sin that is caused by this symbol. Blood is a haunting stain that symbolically does not leave the hands of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as it drives them to their downfall. The idea of blood in other works and novels typically evokes the idea of slaughter and massacre.
Poe effectively instills an atmosphere of vulnerability by depicting the foolish self-imprisonment of the cast, showing their denial of reality from the overpowering aspiration to outlive the Red Death. The author develops several symbolic aspects to relate the story to the context of human life and demonstrate the imminence of death. While the disease raged on, “security were within”(83) the prince’s luxurious abode as he “entertained his thousand friends at a masked ball,”(83) held in an “imperial suite”(83) of seven chambers.
Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo's arm, and he dies after cursing plagues on the houses of the Capulets and the Montagues. Romeo then angry after the death of Mercutio lashes out and kills Tybalt . Benvolio tells Romeo to run, because of the Prince's death threat. Benvolio tells the Prince what happened, amd sice both family's lost a member , the Prince banishes Romeo from Verona . The conflict adds to the story by making it interesting to read, and gives the reader the feeling that anything can happen at any time.
What Need we fear who knows it, when non can call Our power to account?—Yet who would have Thought the old man to have had so much blood in him. I chose this image and scene as it shows that Lady Macbeth see’s the “spot” on her had as blood from the murders and crimes that she and her husband have committed. She is so filled with guilt and despair that she sleepwalks muttering these words. During her sleepwalking episodes, others began to observe and here what she is saying. She refers to hell as murky which shows that she is in a living hell filled with gloom and despair.
Another character who appears towards the end of the story is the uninvited guest. The uninvited guest symbolizes the Red Death, the terrible plague that the Prince and his friends were attempting to escape from. The uninvited guest showing up at the castellated abbey enhances the story and it’s moral by showing that death is never invited. Towards the end of the story Prince Prospero decides to throw a party in his castellated abbey with all of his friends to try and help himself and his friends forget about their boredom and seclusion from being in the abbey. The castellated abbey symbolizes false security.
“Blood will have more blood” Lashing through the unfathomable digit of mortals devastating his victims with his unmarked courage, deep-seated ambition, and above all his sidearm which smoked with bloody execution. In expectation he finally reached his boob, unseaming him from the nave to the chops. With BLOOD gashing from his wounds MacDonwald had no chance. Blood and Macbeth of Shakespeare’s stupendous literal expression also of the name Macbeth are mostly affiliated through the metamorphosis they both endure throughout our story. Blood has multifarious meanings while our main character Macbeth is an abyss of varying representations.
He is a brutal and violent character which is portrayed through the blood-stained package. The colour symbolism of red conveys his passion but also how dangerous he can be to those around him. His image is in direct contrast with Blanche when we first see her, which suggests there will be conflict between them. Blanche’s appearance is in contrast with her new surroundings when she is first seen: “Her appearance is incongruous to its setting. She is daintily dressed in a white suit with a fluffy bodice... her white clothes that suggests a moth” As Blanche is “incongruous” to her setting she is different to those around her and she will never belong.