The Importance Of Death In Masque Of The Red Death

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Death is just one of the many things that are feared; however, it is inevitable. Throughout time there has been many deaths. Some might have lived a care free life, whereas others were constantly worried for their day to come. In “Masque of the Red Death” written by Edgar Allan Poe, the story shows death is a matter of time. Death comes to all those, either noble or poor. Many have come to accept death as a sign a life was well lived. However, there are others that believe their lives were not long enough for them to accept the afterlife. No matter how much a person tries to run or hide from death it cannot be escaped. In the story “Masque of the Red Death,” there is a prince who feared a foe called death, and hid from the outside world.…show more content…
Only locking ones self-up without helping others proved Prospero had become a narcissi’s. The prince might have helped people, but these people were only saved because they proved to be important to Prospero. Saving only those important to him instead of the ones really in need, proved Prospero had no remorse for the people in the kingdom. Without offering protection to the fellow people, Prosepro only cared for personal lives. The prince looked at himself highly as the only one who would not be killed. The bubonic plague, such as the Red Death, killed many innocence. According to “History of black death.” The bubonic plague killed countless lives. To be more specific, more than one-third of the population. Instead of trying to help others during this plague, Prospero as only worried of personal health. In the name of the Red death Prospero would soon be a victim of the killing machine as…show more content…
During this period of hiding a ball was thrown by the prince to celebrate the many still living within the castle. In the castle were seven rooms all lit up by different colors. These rooms symbolically stood for the seven stages of life. According to “Masque of the Red Death,” these rooms were in the color of blue, purple, green, orange, white, violet and black. As the party commenced a mysterious figure in black appeared and frightened many who saw it. Prospero took this this figure as an enemy of his, and boldly tried to rid the figure from the party. As bold as it may seem, Prospero’s action was simply a foolish one. As the prince made his way to the dark figure, he fell to his death within being 3 feet of the figure. Many watching in horror of the prince falling; however the people unknowingly would soon meet the same
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