What Does The Room Symbolize In The Masque Of The Red Death

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In fictional writing there are many important componates that contributes to it success. Such as tone, mood, and setting. Nevertheless symbolism is very also a vital aspect of fiction. Symbolism ensures that the reader looks at the deeper meanings of a piece. This could not be more evident than in the story “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allen Poe. Symbolism is the foundation of this story. Everything and everyone in this story in some way was a symbols. For instance, the different colorful rooms were all symbolic of the different stages of life. The shear fact that the orders of the rooms were emphasized would make the reader think about the importance of them. The rooms went from the east wing to the west wing. The sun rises east …show more content…

The black and dark ominous room made many of the guest uneasy. Knowing that the black is symbol of death would clarify why many of the guest would skip the room all together wherein the other rooms the guest would linger and examine them. People are afraid of death and the thought of it makes many individuals uncomfortable and fearful and explains the unusual behavior of the guest whenever they were in the room or saw the room. Last, the prince Prospero who is a symbol of the wealthy. After he heard about the red death he locked down his palace to stop the plague from spreading to him. Many rich people have are notorious for having a stereotype of being selfish and uncaring. In trouble many rich people only worry about helping themselves while they watch the less fortunate suffer. Also the fact that he threw a party to show off his elegant rooms in a time when death was around showed that thought he could allude death. Many weathy people feel that money can buy their way out of problems or feel exempt for death. Prospero's death showed that no one can escape death. Undoubtedly, the use of other literacy devices such as tone, mood, and setting is present in the “The Masque of the Red Death”. Symbolism is the most evident in the story. From the rooms to the Price Prospero. This story is filled with symbolism and if not identified the true meaning of the story would have been

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