Symbolism Of The Clock, Black Chamber, And Colored Rooms

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5th period Can you escape death? I think you can escape death by running away. The symbols for causing death are the clock, black chamber, and colored rooms. One symbol is the clock. The ebony or black clock stands in the last room of Prince Prospero's castle. Black is a traditional symbol of death. If you think of each room as representing a different stage of life, then the black clock in the last room has to symbolize death or time left until death. Another symbol was the black chamber. The black chamber has come to represent death. The fact that it is the one room that many of the guests at the ball are reluctant to enter adds some merit to this notion. Also, the black chamber is the last room visited by Prince Prospero.
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