Death In Poe's The Masque Of The Read Death

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In the allegorical story, “The Masque of the Read Death”, Poe, tries to express the human desire to avoid Death. The place and the time of the story portray social ignorance, since in the past death was a taboo that provoked terror in humanity. The consternation causes motivation in issues such as death dissolution or prevention. Poe finds himself motivated by death; in this work, his character Prince Prospero has strange tastes that represent death symbolically and makes a great effort to avoid it. First and foremost, the name Prospero is a metaphor; closely related to wealth and material prosperity. The Prince can have all the pleasures he wants inside his castle, including food and drinks and entertainment as dancers and an orchestra. Since he lives in abundance, he reacts carefree and unworried about what is happening outside. The way of his behavior shows society egoism. “They resolved to leave means neither of the ingress nor to the egress to other sudden impulses of despair or of frenzy from within.” (E. A. Poe, “The Mask of the Read Death”). No ingress, neither egress that is the great exponent of arrogance, the external world does not matter for the Prince and his friends; only their pleasures and happiness is important for them.
Secondly, the Prince´s strange tastes are linked with the gloom and darkness of the death. “The tastes of the duke were peculiar. He had a fine eye for colors and effects […]” (Poe E. A. year of publication? Page number?). These rare

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