Literature

Analysis of The Masque of the Red Death

In the short story, Masque of the Red Death, Edgar Allen Poe uses Symbolism, Setting, and Narration to deliver the theme that no one can escape death. His use of symbolism, such as the wall clock, to remind everyone of the time spent there, the Masquerade, and especially the Red Death. Poe’s use of setting […]

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Avoiding Reality: “The Masque of the Red Death”

Avoiding Reality: “The Masque of the Red Death” Analysis Throughout the gothic horror short story, “The Masque of the Red Death”, Edgar Allan Poe illustrates the struggle of an egotistical prince who refuses to face the inevitable reality of death. Through the downfall of the protagonist, Poe establishes the idea that the inability to face […]

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