The Masque of the Red Death
The Masque of the Red Death Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
How could an Edgar Allan Poe story called "The Masque of the Red Death" not be about death? Death is everywhere in this story, from the opening description of the "Red Death" plague to the closing...
Versions of Reality
In the "The Masque of the Red Death," Edgar Allan Poe immerses us in an atmosphere that feels more dreamlike than real. This is in no small part because, as the story progresses, we get drawn ever...
Poe's main aim in "The Masque of the Red Death" is to create a growing sense of fear and dread in his reader, starting in the opening sentence and building straight through to the story's dark clim...
Foolishness and Folly
Prince Prospero, the main character in "The Masque of the Red Death," lives mainly for pleasure, as do his friends. Better not to think, and not to grieve, they believe – just enjoy life and...
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