Analysis: The Masque Of The Red Death

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Rough Draft Analysis Some people think that running away from problems in life is an amazing way to get out of them. “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe, expresses how the effort of running away from a disease is not possible. The people believed that now that the prince, their loyal friend, had let them into the castle they were all safe from the terrible disease called “Red Death”. Everyone was having a good time at a ball that the prince had made for his friends. Then suddenly the “Red Death” appeared at the party and killed everyone. The hidden message in Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death” is that no one can escape from their own destiny. Poe expresses this hidden message by using the castle as a way of escape of the “Red…show more content…
The Prince and his friends were then in the presence of the phantom representing the “Red Death”. The prince followed the phantom and it led the prince threw the six chambers without a thought. Then all of a sudden in the last room the phantom killed the prince. “There was a sharp cry- and the dagger dropped gleaming upon the sable carpet, upon which, instantly afterwards, fell prostrate in death the Prince Prospero” (Poe 461). In this part of the story Poe clearly states and expresses his hidden message saying no one can escape from the own destiny. This message is shown when the phantom kills the prince in the red room.
Throughout the story Poe shows examples of how he reveals his hidden message. Edgar Allan Poe gives symbols and hints revealing a clue about what the message could be. The evidence given was the castle and clock that were used as symbols as well as interesting objects that appear before the “Red Death” came to play. In the end the “Red Death” conquers and kills everyone in the castle. The prince and his friends never thought that the disease would get to them. By all the evidence given it is evitable that the hidden message is no one can escape their own
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