Edgar Allen Poe's The Masque Of The Red Death

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Death is something that everyone faces no matter their social standing, gender, or race; there is no escaping your path in life. In Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, The Masque of the Red Death, pursues the story of King Prospero who locks out all of society who are infected with the Red Death in order for him not to become diseased and hosts a Masquerade ball with his dearest friends. Although he does everything in his power to prevent death the story conveys a very strong message that death is inevitable. Throughout the story there are multiple symbols which convey the theme. Including, the seven apartments of different colors, the ebony clock which are found in King Prospero’s castle and the mysterious cloaked man who crashes the masquerade ball. All these symbols strongly have relevance towards the theme, that Death is inevitable.…show more content…
This room “the panes here were scarlet - a deep blood color” (497) with black curtains and a large ebony clock. In Ancient Egypt colors were symbolic, the two most symbolic colors were blue and black. Blue represents life and black represents death. The windows in this particular room are also symbolic. Edgar Allen Poe describes the
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