When the Prince pursued him to the corner of the seventh room, he died because of the Red Death, and so did other people. The most important elements that make “The Masque of the Red Death” an interesting story is the symbolism, the horrific tone, and the meaningful theme. Tone is the mood, the atmosphere of a story. In “The Masque of the Red Death”, tone is the base that makes the meaning of the story. It’s dark, horrific, and grave.
When the clock rings each hour, its sound is so loud and distracting that everyone stops talking and the orchestra stops playing. When the clock is not sounding, though, the rooms are so beautiful and strange that they seem to be filled with dreams, swirling among the revelers. At midnight an unexpected guess shows up and he appears to be suffering from Red Death. Prospero follow the unexpected guess into the black and red room and as soon as he confronts the figure he dies. I believe this story is related to the seven stages of men because no matter how beautiful the castle, how luxuriant the clothing, or how rich the food, no mortal, not even a prince, can escape
He can report,/ As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt/ The newest state.” (1.2.1-3), to which blood indicates the open wounds Macbeth had caused to him. Shakespeare’s use of blood in this scene represents the loyalty and honor as Macbeth killed Macdonwald in defense of the king. After the battle, Macbeth was rewarded with a new title as the Thane of Cawdor yet he was not completely satisfied as he became greedy. Shakespeare also uses bloody images to foreshadow future events associated with Macbeth’s power. Aside from symbolizing blood as honor, he uses it to demonstrate the character of Macbeth and his drastic personality change as the play progresses.
Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare combines love, romance and conflict mixed with murder in Romeo and Juliet in Act 3 Scene 1 which makes this play so dramatic. Shakespeare uses techniques such as dramatic irony, pathetic fallacy and imagery which leave the audience excited and tense throughout the play. I will explain how Act 3 Scene 1 is made so dramatic. Shakespeare uses vivid and powerful imagery to portray a picture in the audience’s mind about where consequences of a grudge could lead. ‘A plague a’ both your houses!’ Shakespeare has used the word plague because plague is a disease that kills people one by one and he used the word to define grudge as something that kills everyone one by one.
The first conclusion mainly has to do with urban myths about the curse. At the entrance of the tomb was an inscription that was translated and said “Death Shall Come on Swift Wings to Him Who Disturbs the Peace of the King”. The legend says that anyone who opened the king’s tomb will suffer the curse of the mummy. And then begins a set of unfortunate circumstances that affect the men who were the first to enter the tomb. A few of the men became sick, a few others even died.
In the Masque Of The Red Death, Edgar Allan Poe tells us about Prince Prospero, a man trying to escape death by secluding himself in his castle along with a thousand of his friends, while the deadly disease is ravaging his dominions. The setting is very crucial in the story because it affects each action happening. Every part of the setting makes the characters act the way they do. If the Plague wasn't an aspect of the setting of the story, Prince Prospero might not have had hosted the masquerade ball, his friends wouldn’t be isolated with him in hopes of avoiding sickness, and the rest of the population wouldn't be dying. The Plague, also known as the black death, was one of the most fatal pandemics to ever happen.
For example, when Romeo has a dream that he goes inside a church and then he dies will show the viewer how Romeo enters the church and know what it will be like inside. In Zefferelli’s version the viewer cannot see what Romeo had dreamt about but, only hear Romeo describe it. For the person who likes to see more of Shakespeare touch than Zefferelli’s film would be the one to watch. For example, in Zefferelli’s film there is more of a classic or older feel to it. In his film he uses horses instead of cars and swords instead of guns.
The horror of the plague: An Analysis of “The Masque of the Red Death” In Edgar Allen Poe 1842 short story “The Masque of the Red Death,” A plague destroyed the country, not only was so fatal and horrible but by actually seen how it affected the body, how those dark spots cover the face of the person it look horrible. How the blood will cover their entire bodies, the black sports become darker like the color black little by little it will cover the entire body and have a slowly death. The prince not only did he build a wall, that had an amazing structure so the plague will not be on his way and he could survive. He let his people die, but only half of them were already dead by the time that he builds the wall. H e just invited the most important people Knights, part of his court and some of the people that will work for him on the castle.
The narrator also repeats the line, “I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.” This, along with the reference to God, Satan, and Seraphim, mean that getting “into bed” with the man the narrator was speaking to was a sin, and therefore they never married. When the narrator tries to sleep, “All the world drops dead,” which could represent nightmares and visions of hell because she feels guilty for her sin. Plath uses repetition to emphasize certain phrases so the reader can decipher the true meaning. Another device the author uses is personification. In the second stanza the narrator describes “the stars go waltzing out in blue and red, And arbitrary blackness gallops in.” Clearly, stars can not waltz and blackness can’t gallop.
The last room is black which represents death, with red panes which is the color of blood. These chambers can be symbolic of the cycle of life. Since there are seven chambers, they can symbolize the seven deadly sins as well. The guests of the masquerade were sinning because they were drinking and partying, while the rest of the world was dying of disease. This is ironic because the party is being held in a church.