While the people of his country die, Prince Prospero shuts himself and “a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court,” (The Masque, 2). He has a castle built for them all to reside in and wait out the epidemic. This, however, had a negative impact later when the Red Death came, as no one was able to leave due to the fortifications. Also, Prince Prospero created the abbey to protect himself from the Red Death which in turn came to him in the form of a humanoid and killed him. This shows that despite his attempts to foil deaths plans, Prince Prospero only challenged the Red Death to become more cunning.
On the other hand, Antigone only stands up to her uncle, the king, because she wants to bury and pay her respects to her dead brother, who rebelled against the city. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and “Antigone” share a common theme of refusing to conform to society; however, Huck denies all of society, while Antigone only betrays the king. One similarity between the two characters is they both do what they believe is right, no matter the consequences or repercussions. Huck runs away from the widow and his father, and basically rejects all of society because he wants his freedom. In these actions, Huck demonstrates that he will follow his heart, even though his actions could result in danger and chaos.
Poe uses irony in his stories to demonstrate how fear can distort the mind and what the result of that fear looks like. In Poe’s story, “The Masque of the Red Death,” Prince Prospero locks himself and other wealthy people up in his castle, leaving only the castle to live in: “They resolved to leave any means of ingress or egress…” (57). This is ironic because by locking himself and other wealthy people up in his castle, he secured his death and the death of everyone else he lives with. Prince Prospero’s fear of Death leads him to make these decisions. In the same way, “The Tell-Tale Heart” is ironic in that the old man bars his windows and makes his bedroom dark because of his fear of death, however, death is already inside.
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.
The masked character has a mysterious presence, and makes the prince coward and renders him powerless. When the masked figure chases after Prince Prospero; none of the party members get involved with this chase. Even though they were solely picked by Prince Prospero to stay at the castle; it shows that the prince is alone and nobody cares about him. “The masked stranger, dressed as the Red Death, represents the futility of trying to control the inevitable. The reaction of the guests to the mask of the stranger, which shows telltale spatters of blood from the plague, illustrates the universal fear of death and the unknown” (Gillespie and Naden).
The haste within the pursuit for love leads to death for many involved. Tybalt sees Romeo at his family’s exclusive party and thus is triggered his rage towards the Montague family. Tybalt explains to the audience how he will show his hatred of the Montagues: “I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall Now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall.” (1.5.102-103). Tybalt’s hatred can not be stopped, within the quote he deems he will get his sweet revenge on Romeo. Tybalt does not take a second to look at the situation nor does he listen to his Uncle who specifically tells him to make nothing of Romeo.
In the morning, the nurse discovers her and pronounces her dead. Of all the things the Friar has done so far, giving Juliet the poison is the worst of his actions. As the Friar’s plan goes, Romeo did not receive the letter from the servant describing the situation of how Juliet is not dead, only sleeping. Romeo then kills himself when he sees his ‘dead’ wife, and when Juliet rises only to see her dead husband, she ends her life with a
To try and escape death the prince in "... the deep seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys. … resolved to leave means neither of ingress nor egress…"(Poe 3). The abbey is heavily fortified so as to not let anyone in that wasn't supposed to be there and keep the plague out. Even though the abbey is fortified the masked figure, the Red Death makes it in "His vesture was dabbled in blood…" (Poe 8). This is describing the Red Death's appearance at the masquerade.
He quotes books and keeps them in a hidden library in his house, but he blames books for all the problems in the world. Beatty must hate books because he took a job where the only purpose is to burn books. Beatty says that he is a romantic, and he thought that life should be like a love story from a novel. When his life didn’t go the way he wanted to, he turned to books to get insight from them. Beatty found no books that could help him and this is why he turned on books.
Also the monster shows hatred vengeance towards mankind when he burns down the cottage of De Lacey. “A gush of tears somewhat soothed me. But again, when I reflected that they had spurned and deserted me, anger return, a rage of anger; and, unable to injure anything human, I turned my fury towards inanimate objects” (Shelley 99). He is so angry that the family has left the cottage after seeing him that he knows he can’t take his anger out on the family but he can on the cottage itself. The book Frankenstein and short story “The Sniper” have a couple differences but they also have some similarities.
’For your file,’ he said, ‘in case you decide to be angry with me.’"(Bradbury, page 71). Faber is asking to get his house burnt to a crisp, but montag decide not to turn him into his higher ups. This society scares people that break the rules so much that they turn themselves in. This society makes people feel guilty for reading books. In the real world, society does something similar to this, just with opinions and not books.
The first of these stages is when Proctor tries to stay on the laws side when Hale comes to his house. At this point Proctor does not want trouble so he does not try to get involved with any of the lies. Proctor changes course halfway through the story when his wife is charged with witchcraft be he believes Abigail is trying to kill her off. It is at this point where Proctor starts fighting the law of the town in order to save his own. By the end of the story Proctor has waged a war against the main powers of the town.
Before the attack on his home is confirmed, Macbeth tells his servant, “As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, / I must not look to have, but in their stead / Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath” (5.3.25-27). After killing too many people, Macbeth finds no purpose in honor or having love like a king normally has because he has survived so long without them, so by now he has adapted to these emptinesses. He has come to the conclusion that friends are no longer necessary because they just create more issues and more curses. They give him a false hope of honor, but the honor will not help him now. Macbeth yearns for the honor which he abandons once he decides to follow Lady Macbeth’s advice.
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
The survivors, however, managed to stay alive by focusing on personal goals. Even though the era of the Black Plague was controlled by death, the survivors used three different methods to escape the death that surrounded them. One method the people used to escape the plague was to fear death itself. A brutal disease, the Black Plague left its victims decomposing in mere days after contracting the disease. When someone showed signs of the plague, another person would claim he would fetch a doctor.