When nobody approaches the Red Death, Prince Prospero tries to stop him himself which leads to his own demise and violent death which shows the archetypal meaning of red symbolizing violence. “All of this allegory and metaphor lead back to the moral of the story that tells us that attempting to dodge death is futile, and Death will find you, even if you are wearing a mask.” (Miller, Web). No matter how many barriers and protection Prince Prospero put up he was still not able to avoid death in the end because death is the only thing that is certain in
Another reason why he was a villain because he killed members of his family so that he would become the ultimate successor to the throne. This should never be how a king becomes the ruler of his kingdom, ever. Even though I believe that Alexander the Great is a villain, others may think he was a hero. They may think that because he had conquered so many other nations.
Once the word gets out that the king has been killed, the suspicion falls onto Malcolm and Donalbain, King Duncan’s sons. Malcolm and Donalbain were smart enough to realize one of their close friends must have murdered their father and they immediately flee. Because of this, the suspicion falls onto the princes. Outside the household, Ross discusses with Macduff his thoughts on Malcolm and Donalbain, “Gainst nature still! Thriftless ambition, that will ravin up Thine own lives’ means” (2.4.27-29).
(3.1. 179-84). The Prince is angry that the feud between the two families has led to the murder of his relative. He tells Romeo that if he does not leave immediately and not return that he will be put to death. Romeo is not at all grateful that his life has been spared and says “There is no world without Verona walls, but purgatory torture, hell itself ... Then “banishment,” is death misterm’d.
The murder theme leads into the next subject on how greed/temptation can corrupt. The greed/temptation in both of these stories has resulted in bad karma for everyone. Macbeth’s had an ambition to become king and his ambition took over his life resulting in horrible decisions with the amount of pointless killings he went through to gain all this power, turning him into a psycho having a hallucination at his feast where he sees Banquo’s ghost and assuming everyone else in the room can see it. Macbeth also went through all these
Beowulf's final and most difficult battle involves a deadly, fire-breathing dragon. When first analyzed, Beowulf is made out to be a hero and dies the most heroic death. When investigated further, however Beowulf's negligence is portrayed. His disregard for advice given by his fellow Thanes, and leaving the Geats without their brave king shows extreme selfishness. His actions within this battle bring up questions about his motivations and charterer.
What makes the murder especially brutal is that Fortunato will asphyxiate over time in an enclosed, dark, and solitary confinement as opposed to a sudden death. This is an indication that the crime Montresor claims to be victim of affected his social status in an Italian connoisseur society. His fall in rank is stated when he explains that the Montresors were a great and numerous family. Fortunato is not explicitly stated to be the reason of the decline, but it is true that Montresor feels that his family has lost its majesty and would take insinuations of this fact to be a terrible insult. An injury to Montresor’s family honor would cause him
Dale Carnegie quotes, “All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward, sometimes to death, but always to victory.” Death is a natural phenomenon that every man has to face. Although humanity can try to prolong life as much as they can, death will eventually come. Prince Prospero’s act of isolating and secluding himself from his countrymen together with “a thousand of his knights and dames of his court” in an attempt to escape death while his people are suffering and dying from the gruesome and fatal plague is a clear manifestation of his cowardice.
Prospero thinks he can conquer the “Red Death” but the outcome is a failure. When Prospero “gets killed” everyone “... summons the wild courage of despair… seizing the mummer.” (Poe 10). Everyone strikes at the masked figure due to the killing of the prince only for the result to lead in death from everyone in the mansion. The plague is symbolic of all death and morality of all humans even “Prospero” whose name is ironic and also a contradiction.
The Red Death is described as fatal and hideous, and that description do not give off a very upbeat mood. “And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.” At the end of the story Prince Prospero enter the black room, in pursue of the Red Death/unwanted guest. When he encounters the guest he dies. The rest of the party members and friends
Eventually, the Red Death, which Prospero had tried so desperately to evade, approached and killed him, so “now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revelers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each is the despairing posture of his fall” (88). Because the castellated abbeys can be considered a part of Prospero’s mind, then this clearly shows that denying the existence of a problem will not magically resolve it, and could instead cause bigger and even more pressing issues. Poe is proving that even if a problem does not directly affect someone, it should still be acknowledged, confronted, and dealt with in one way or another.
After Romeo gets banished the climax rises because now it makes everything harder for him and Juliet. Whos gonna let their daughter marry someone who killed her cousin? Because of Romeo’s banishment Juliet is forced to fake her own death so she doesn’t have to marry Paris. But Romeo didn’t know it was fake so he Killed himself and Juliet ended up killing herself as well. All because Tybalt couldn’t walk away.
The purpose of Gregory’s narrative of the Frank family is to show what the Frank’s have achieved, and conquered to become an empire. However, with victory comes responsibility. Gregory is also saying how the Frank family lost everything because of their greed. For example, King Clovis was the worst because he killed everyone who got in his way, even family. Clovis killed his family because he wanted the crown for himself.
In everyday lives lots of good and bad things happen, that cannot be avoided no matter what because there meant to happen. Some examples might be car accidents, falling, winning lotteries or doing good on an exam. In the story called “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe shows how the Red Death is just inevitable to happen no matter what. Edgar expresses this by making the setting the story in a gothic tone and dreadful to portray red death.