Compare And Contrast Young Goodman Brown And The Masque Of The Red Death

analytical Essay
761 words
761 words

The deaths and dangers in the world we face are sometimes made of ourselves and of our fears. In the dark story The Masque of the Red Death the danger being unavoidable death that Prince Prospero shuns away but comes back to kill him. In Young Goodman Brown, the protagonist fears that his faith will be loss and nothing will be good in the world anymore. Both these stories are’ descriptive and use many symbols that connect to fear. While the protagonists in Young Goodman Brown and The Masque of the Red Death are both fearful, Goodman Brown fears of losing his innocence and runs off to find faith but loses it on the way, and the prince in The Masque of Red Death fears losing his riches. Goodman Brown and Prince Prospero do not have a happy ending. Goodman Brown sees how everyone around him are sinners along with Faith who loses her pink ribbon. The pink ribbon symbolizes her innocence. Prince Prospero was inevitably confronted by death, so neither of these are happy, so the author is trying to make us feel grief with how they tell the story and the story itself. Goodman Brown comes to a realization that everyone is evil, and The Masque of the Red Death shows that that people can be evil but not as evil as something as sublime as death. In Young Goodman Brown the woods symbolize the danger. "The hoofs …show more content…

He shows off his prosperity while ignoring the sick people of his land. Poe unmasked, “There were buffoons, there were improvisatori, there were ballet-dancers, there were musicians, there was Beauty, there was wine. All these and security were within. Without was the "Red Death."”(Poe 1). Prince Prospero shuns the Red Death without worries; he mistakenly believes his wealth will protect him from death itself. Unlike the Prince, Goodman Brown falsely assumes that his faith will protect him. The two characters rival in thought and inevitably both pay the price for

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how the characters in young goodman brown and the masque of the red death are both fearful.
  • Analyzes how the masque of the red death shows that people can be evil but not as sublime as death. in young goodman brown, the woods symbolize the danger.
  • Compares goodman brown and prince prospero in the masque of the red death. both stories speak on morality but the protagonists have different views.
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