These descriptions keep readers’ attention throughout the story. One can feel the terror of the “Red Death”, which “…had long devastated the country” and whose “…Avatar and seal [was] the redness and horror of blood” (420). The fact that blood represents the disease makes it recognized as deadly an... ... middle of paper ... ...th that of the last of the gay [a]nd the flames of the tripods expired” (427) to show that the tables have already turned and there is no going back. Edgar Allan Poe uses imagery, allegory, and symbolism to give allegorical meaning to his story “The Masque of Red Death”. He employs imagery to keep readers interested by creating an image, feeling, and significance.
Poe’s obvious distaste for the wealthy is represented through this quote. Poe’s obsession with death comes into play in the end of the story, where the “Red Death” enters dressed as a Plague victim, and all inside the castle are killed. Poe mocks the prosperous with the ridiculous things the Prince provided when they were in the castle. By ultimately ending the lives of the prosperous, it gives the reader a look into how Poe feels about the wealthy. This parallelism to Poe’s tragic life allows the reader to see how death has become a theme of Poe’s personal life, not only in the story.
The Masque of the Red Death is a short story written by the early American novelist, Edgar Allan Poe. He presents a tale about a man named Prince Prospero during the time when a horrible plague has contaminated his country. There are three main themes throughout the story. His foolishness during a time of despair causes his downfall, time continues to pass even with death, and death is inevitable no matter how rich and powerful you may be are the themes presented in the story which leads to the loss of his life and of the lives of his guests. Prince Prospero is supposed to have his kingdom’s health and prosperity as his number one priority.
The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim was the pest ban, which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow men. And the whole seizure, progress, and termination of the disease were the incidents of half an hour" (Poe 317-22). In this passage Poe describes a plague that death uses to take its victims. The horrific manner in which the disease appears -- bleeding at the pores, sharp pains, and seizures--can be related back to episodes in... ... middle of paper ... ...Tales of Mystery and Imagination Norwalk: Heritage P.,1969. 317-322.
Tuberculosis What is Tuberculosis (TB)? Tuberculosis is an airborne bacterial infectious disease caused by bacteria/organism called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is known to affect the lungs but can also affect other areas of the body such as kidney, spine and the brain. According the article Learn About Tuberculosis from the website American Lung Association, almost 2.5 billion people are infected with tuberculosis of which 9.6 million people worldwide have the active TB disease. Tuberculosis can be treated but if not, Tuberculosis can be fatal.
Derek Cannon Intro to Literature March 3, 2014 Masque of Red Death In the short story The Masque of Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe, a horrific disease called the Red Death each of the revelers, as well as Prospero in a bloody demise. Although the Red Death is fictional disease, plagues and diseases were somewhat of a mysterious and inexplicable occurrence during most of human history. During the 19th century many people attributed such afflictions to the devil or an evil presence, as shown in the corpse-like intruder in Prospero’s castle. The Masque of the Red Death illustrates the mysterious, and inescapable horrors of disease throughout history. This story emphasizes the fact that no one can escape disease.
Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Masque of the Red Death” uses graphic imagery to offer a powerful statement about how death can’t be escaped. Poe's narrator describes the "Red Death" as having long devastated the country; “In fact, no pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal--the redness and the horror of blood” (1). The image of blood and time throughout the short story also indicates corporeality. The plague may, in fact, represent typical attributes of human life and mortality by implying the entire story is an allegory about a man's useless tries to getaway from death.
The author, Edgar Allan Poe, using illusion or misdirection keeps the reader is suspense throughout this story called "The Masque of the Red Death". Symbolism such as the colored rooms, the impressive clock, the feeling of celebration being at a party all makes this story feel like a fairytale. Poe used this fairytale style and converts it into a nightmare in disguise. In the "Masque of the Red Death," the first sentence, "The Red Death had long devastated the country," sets the tone for the whole story. Poe describes the horrors of the disease, stressing the redness of the blood and the scarlet stains.
Both stories main theme was about the fear of death from prince Prospero’s fear of death in the form of the plague to Roderick’s fear of death from the haunting of his house. The story of “The Fall of The House of Usher” is about revenge, revenge from the sister being buried alive.
Tuberculosis, MTB or TB is a common and in many cases fatal, infectious disease caused by various stains of mycobacterium, usually – Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. (Behera, 2010). Tuberculosis is spread from one individual to another by speaking, sneezing, coughing or singing. When there is contact by one of the mentioned transmissions, a person may be placed at risk for contracting this disease (bacteria) that attacks the lungs. An attack on the lungs occur when the person breaths in the air, thus the bacteria is entered.