The Infliction Of Death In Poe's Prince Prospero

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Death is inevitable is the overall theme of the story because death has been and still is a mystery that has generated both fear and horror. The fear and horror generated is an inspiration in subject that may involve topics of the infliction of death, the prevention of death even resurrection from death. Poe is greatly influence by death and one of his characters in the story Prince Prospero took drastic steps to avoid and escape from death.
Symbolism is a figure of speech used when an author wants to create a certain mood or emotion in a work of literature; it is the use of an object, person, situation or words to represent something else like an idea in literature(Gill,2006;182).’’Symbolism plays an important role in literature’’(Knowles,
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The stages of life in each chamber mean: “one; an infant mewling and puking in the nurses arms.Two; the whining of the school boy with his satchel and shining morning face, creeping like snail. Three; a lover sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad. Four; a soldier full of strange oaths and bearded like the part. Five; the justice in fair round belly with good capon lined. Six; sixth age shift into the lean and slippered pantaloons. Seven; second childishness and mere oblivion’’ (Shakespeare;…show more content…
Thinking of what was going on at the party inside the castle. Anger the prince becomes angry with the uninvited guest and attacks them. Greed although it is apparent Prospero shares his wealth with thousands of guest, he helps those who needs it least and with holds his substance from those who need it. Sloth is the absence of work. Although prince seems like a hard worker; his work however is on the physical realm not the spiritual realm. And this designing shows that “Prince Prospero becomes and image of a man misusing his will as he attempts to shape reality” (Cheney, 1983;

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