Analysis Of The Red Masque

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“The eyes are windows to the soul,” so words we read bear into our souls. Edgar Allen Poe lived as a man of great renown and popularity. His words behest upon their readers the experience that he tries to convey through his writings. A gothic miserable fate. The Red Masque sustains a reality packed full with imagery that shows the reader the full horror of the Red Death. From the images of life and energy, the corridor of life, the masked figures, and the images of the deathly plague; Edgar Allen Poe writes a horrifying story of life and the inevitable sudden death. The story starts with the mighty Prince Prospero that does good for his patriarchs and does what he can to seal off the Red Death for their sake, even though he does it in by eccentric…show more content…
From blue, the color of birth, to black, the color of death. Each room contains many people in each, joyfully dancing and feasting, but the last room, the room that symbolizes death, contains none, for none wish to dwell within it. Within each room, the room contains the many colors of life, each stage matching its surroundings and the same colors, flooding in the colors of that stage and that enjoyment. In each room there resides a window that displays paint of the same color as the room it resides in, however, in the last room, the room that consist of black paint, the window that resides there covered in a smear of red. Many times throughout the story does Edgar Poe refer to the red substance as blood. Death through darkness and blood is born. Using these images Edgar Allen Poe creates a suspense in the room that all cower…show more content…
In all, it lays as a well written story but within it lies the images that haunt every man and woman and one that haunts him specifically. No matter how much he tried to lock out death, it still found the ones he loved and eventually Edgar himself. From the images of life and energy, the corridor of life, the masked figures, and the images of the deathly plague; Edgar Allen Poe writes a horrifying story of life and the inevitable sudden

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