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  • Seven Rooms
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    In Edgar Allan Poe's short story, 'The Masque of the Red Death', Poe use many symbols to interpret the many different theme's. One of the themes is that you cannot escape death which Poe proves in this story to be true. Each of the rooms that Poe uses in the story represents a certain kind of mood, emotion or coincidences in life. Poe's story takes place in seven connected but carefully separated rooms. This reminds the reader of the past significance of the number seven. The history of the worl...
  • Talking About The Red Death And Prospero
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    The Masque of the red death By: MC E-mail: In "The Masque of the Red Death", Poe leads one event into another often. He uses much symbolism, and in the paragraphs below, I will show you it. In the first couple of paragraphs however, I will summarize the plot and state the theme. In this plot, Poe begins by talking about the Red Death, basically setting the stage for later events in the story. Then, he talks about Prince Prospero, which tells the reader that Prospero and the Red Death will have a...
  • New Guest In The Black Room
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    Arrogance Kills Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Masque of the Red Death' is a typical dark Poe story, but it contains some unique themes and symbolism. In the story a disease known as the Red Death is ravaging the fictional place where the story is set, and it causes its victims to die quickly and painfully. Even though this disease is spreading rampantly, the prince, Prospero, does not care. He decides to lock the gates of his palace in order to keep away from the plague, ignoring the illness that is ra...
  • Red Death
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    The Mask of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe Thesis: Poe uses symbolism to unfold this gripping tale of terror. I. The first symbol in the story is the name of the Prince himself, Prince Prospero. II. The ebony clock is another major symbol within this tale.. The black room is the most prominent symbol in the story but is not clear until the end. The mood of this story is set as a description of the Red Death is laid out for the reader. "The Red Death had long devastated the country. No pestilen...
  • Atmosphere Of The Story By Developing Mood
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    Literary Analysis of "The Masque of the Red Death " In the story, The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe, the author tries to create a specific atmosphere to emphasize the action within the story. The setting of the story immensely helps to create this atmosphere. Poe's descriptive setting aids in creating the atmosphere of the story by developing mood, evoking feelings from the reader, and creating a false sense of security. The setting of The Masque, which Poe effectively and thoroughl...
  • Darkness Out There And The Red Room
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    This essay will begin to look at the stories, 'The Darkness Out There' and 'The Red Room. ' Both of these stories seem to hold at first glance similar themes but closer reading and analysis show the reader that there are different attitudes to the main theme fear. This essay will try and take the main ideas and compare the differences in attitude towards ghosts, fear of the supernatural and the state of mind of the main characters through the author's use of language. The emotion fear, is found ...
  • First 6 Rooms
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    The Masque Of Red Death. A virus had come. It killed all that it touched. No one could survive, the red death. Nothing had ever been like it. Sharp pain dizziness and bleeding at the pores where its signs. When prince Prospero's town was half dead he called on 'a thousand hale and light hearted friends among the knights and dames of his court. ' He called them into a castle. Guarded with a metal gate. They stayed there for 6 months, Eluding the 'red death. ' They had every thing they need there....
  • Poe's The Masque Of The Red Death
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    Red Death Critique Even though Edgar Allen Poe has publicly stated his dislike for the technique of allegory (a type of metaphor abstract). Uses of it can be found in his short story "The Masque of the Red Death". Two that are evident are; the clock that signals Deaths approach, and the repetition of the number seven to implies life's end. In the story a prince named Prospero is ruling in the mists of a plague that has killed half of his population. But instead of helping his people during their...
  • Well's Story Of The Red Room
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    the red room and farthing house Comparison between the Red Room and the Farthing House In the two stories that we have read each story explores the feeling of horror and fear. We are examining how each character in each story reacts to the ghost that they encounter. In each story the characters react very different to the different types of ghost that they meet. Well's story of the 'The Red Room' boasts a young, very energetic and arrogant man who thinks that it 'Will take a very tangible ghost'...
  • Ghost In The Farthing House
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    Comparison between the Red Room and the Farthing House In the two stories that we have read each story explores the feeling of horror and fear. We are examining how each character in each story reacts to the ghost that they encounter. In each story the characters react very different to the different types of ghost that they meet. Well's story of the 'The Red Room' boasts a young, very energetic and arrogant man who thinks that it 'Will take a very tangible ghost' to scare him, but panics when c...

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