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Influences In Poe's The Masque Of The Red Death

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Poe’s Life Influences in The Masque of the Red Death As Poe put it, “the boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” He is very correct indeed (“The Premature Burial”, n.d, para. 3). Just like his books which are chilling and mysterious so was his life. As we can see many of his famous sellers all end in a tragedy just like his life. It’s also not very hard to make connections for character to his folks. In his short story The Masque of the Death, Poe addresses his main point or the theme of the book as well. This book also connects with some history, has exciting and frightening characters, and explores some psychological elements. Poe looked to his imagination and his life stories and created them into tales we all love and enjoy. In Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death we can see that he uses many influences to help shape and bring this terrifying short tale to life. Born on January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts Edgar Allan Poe has become one of the famous writers in the 1800’s. With books such as The Raven, The Tell-tale Hearts, The Fall of the House of Usher and so many more life wasn’t always…show more content…
The seven colored rooms are a symbol about the stages of the human life. With number seven comes many significance like the seven seas, wonders, and well as Shakespeare’s “As You Like It “ with his seven ages of man. Also the way it’s set up from east to west is like how the sun with time. Starting with the blue room it represents birth or the beginning of life. Second, the purple room represents growth. Third is the green room, which means spring or youth. Fourth is yellow meaning summer of life. Fifth is white meaning that we are starting to age (white hair and getting old). Sixth is violet, which is a shadowy color in meaning that death is coming. Last is the seventh room which is black meaning as we can tell is
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