(433) Therefore, the guest Poe has described represented the Red Death itself. Since at the beginning, Poe has also stated that: “Blood was its avatar and its seal – the redness and the horror of blood. (…) The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men.”
A terrible diesis is spreading throughout the world killing everyone in its path. Prince Prospero expects to cheat death by having a forever lasting bail to escape death. Death is unescapable no matter how wealthy or powerful you are. Throughout the short story the Prince faces many obstacles that he has to overcome. There are many reasons why the theme of this story is death is unescapable no matter how wealthy or powerful you are.
Throughout "The Masque of the Red Death", the were riddles and rhythms with meaning with in our time. With the story that visualize on the basic meaning of death, the obvious symbol for the mask man is death. But what about the seven rooms? According towards the colors and the furniture, the flowing details similar to the seven stages of man. Even if that seems bazar, the color arrangement from doors to end (blue, purple, green, white, orange, violet, and black) syncrify with the stages of man order (baby, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, old, and dead).
In The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe, the author uses allegory, metaphorical speech, and chronological order to create the desired feeling in the text. For instance, the seven rooms in the story represented a certain time in a person’s life. The first blue room represented the beginning, while “the seventh apartment was closely shrouded in black velvet tapestries that hung all over the ceiling and down the walls… upon a carpet of the same material and hue. But in this chamber only, the color of the windows… were scarlet --a deep blood color,” and represented the end, or death (paragraph 4, Poe).
LIFE VS. DEATH The phrase "the great divide" is used for a lot of things that could connote a major point of division—one of these being the crossover from life to death. Life, of course, is the contrast to death; Poe emphasizes this in his story, The Masque of Red Death.
In the short story “The Masque of the Red Death,” by Edgar Allan Poe, Prince Prospero secluded himself from the Red Death. The plague quickly killed a large portion of the population. In the end, the Red Death kills the prince and his companions from within the abbey. The message conveyed in the story is that punishment is inevitable to those who allow others to suffer in their place due to the events that took place in the story.
Psychoanalytic Analysis: The Masque of the Red Death Edgar Allen Poe, used a lot of symbolism and Motifs in this short story. Red was highly used to symbolized death. As we all know, every color has its purpose and meaning. Poe, used colors to symbolize the stages of life events that present in different rooms as their decorations colors. He tells about the sight of the rooms and how the first few rooms were decorated with bright colors symbolizes the early stage of life and the last one is decorated with black velvet color symbolizing the ageing and death.
When Hamlet is talking to his mother, he hears someone behind a curtain in his mother's room. Assuming this to be Claudius,listening he stabs the person behind the curtains and kills him without first checking. And unfortunately, it was Polonius who was listening to the conversation between Gertrude and Hamlet and Polonius was killed instead of Claudius. The final time Hamlet tries to kill Claudius, he succeeds .
Gertrude drank the poisoned wine that was meant to Hamlet. After all this happens Hamlet decided to kill Claudius once and for all. Hamlet stabs Claudius with the poisoned sword and then forces him to drink the poisoned wine. Hamlet did not hesitated this time to kill Claudius, because of many reasons. First, he knew that after all his sins he will go directly to hell to pay for all his actions.
William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, is a tragic story about the struggles of a prince named Hamlet who seeks to avenge his father’s death. Hamlet is so determined to sabotage his uncle, who has taken his father’s crown and is responsible for the crime, that Hamlet himself increasingly becomes insane. Family bonds and friendships are broken as death begins to claim their loved ones and vengeance becomes the primary mindset of the characters. As the play progresses, three prominent themes of death, revenge, and madness drive the plot to its wretched end. Death is the most obvious and reoccurring theme displayed in Hamlet beginning with the death of King Hamlet.
Later in the tragedy, Romeo sees Juliet dead in the mausoleum, and decides to express his love for her, then drink the poison. Once Juliet awakes from her deep sleep and sees Romeo dead, she takes her own life with a dagger. Both Juliet and Romeo’s tragic downfall could have been avoided if Romeo thought about the consequences before he murdered Tybalt. Romeo’s rash behaviors in Romeo and Juliet resulted in many negative consequences, and he consistently acted impetuously that impacted others in an unnecessary way. The actions he committed to were ideally the cause of the death for three major characters .
Death was something that was constantly happening. Edgar Allen Poe uses symbolism throughout the story to signify death. He used Prince Prospero, the seven rooms, the clock and the title to show the theme. Prince Prospero is a good example of how no one can escape death. Prospero was a rich man,successful and an upper
Romeo 's personality of peace, loving, yet vengeful caused his own doom once he was exiled for killing Tybalt who killed Mercutio. Thus 'evidently causing pain for Juliet who lost both her lover and cousin. Juliet 's father arranging Juliet 's marriage to Paris made her mourning worse, already being married to Romeo yet being separated made her to reason with Friar Laurence. The plan that was supposed to reunite both Lovers indefinetly brought upon their own doom. Juliet herself drank the sleeping potion when Romeo was on his way earlier than anticipated, whom bought poison upon hearing of her "death" , planning to kill himslef on her tomb alongside her.
In the short story, “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allen Poe, the author uses the rhetorical device of symbolism. In this allegorical piece Edgar uses symbolism to explore his central idea more thoroughly. The central idea is that no matter what the characters did or where they went, they couldn't escape death as death is inevitable. Throughout the story the masqueraders were living life to the fullest, but then they were quickly reminded that morality cannot be avoided. Poe uses symbolism with the seventh chamber, the ebony clock, and the masked figure to expand on the theme of death.
Writers of allegory employ a variety of literary techniques in order to convey an underlying message or theme called an allegorical message. In Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Masque of the Red Death,” he employs uncomforting diction to create an objective yet ominous tone; his grotesque visual imagery helps to create a mood of impending doom. Also, by including archetypal symbolism related to the seven stages of life, by personifying death as masked stranger, and by including a universal symbol for human mortality--his clock, Poe conveys the allegorical message that wealth and social status give people the false sense of security from death, even though we already know that death cannot be prevented; sometimes we might be egotistical and forget to help those people that are in need. To start, Poe’s use of unpleasant and bizarre diction in a matter-of-fact tone helps to establish an ominous mood that is appropriate for the story’s tragic ending. Describing the embellishments of the prince’s Masquerade helps to