Allegory In Poe's The Masque Of The Red Death

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The Masque of the Red Death was written by Edgar Allen Poe. It is about a Prince that invited his friends into his castle to protect them from the “Red Death”. The “Red Death” is a disease that caused pain to the carrier and eventually precipitates death. However, the “Red Death” comes to the Prince’s castle and kills everyone. This shows that there is no escaping or hiding from death. Many other events occur in the story that also show that death is inevitable. Thus, Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death is an allegory of death being inexorable.
Poe made this narrative an allegory. In Prince Prospero’s castle, there are seven rooms, each a different color. The colors are blue, purple, green, orange, white, violet, and black/scarlet, respectively.
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