so we can appreciate elements that directly contribute to the unity of effect, as the language, and the presence of death throughout the story, and elements that indirectly contribute to the single effect, as characterization and personification, and Poe's concept of death in the theme, because this elements help to construct the allegory and theme, and so they help to produce the Gothic Horror effect. That's why once more everything within the story, contributes to Poe's theory of the Single Effect, supporting my thesis statement that The Language, the Concept of death in the theme, The Characterization and Personification used by Poe plus many other elements, literary devices, and symbols, together they produce an ultimate effect of classic Gothic horror in the
Edgar Allan Poe uses figurative language to develop the theme of “The Masque of the Red Death.” He uses figurative language in this short story to give the reader a sense of gloomy feeling. By using personification, simile, metaphors, symbolism, imagery, and many other examples the theme of the short story is revealed to be greatly impacted and developed well. Imagery is a great example of how figurative language develops the theme. Poe uses personification to give a very somber or gloomy tone and make the reader feel very uneasy and scared.
In Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe, many symbols are used to justify the overall purpose and meaning of the story. These symbols include the ebony clock, the seven chambers, the scarlet and black room, and the Red Death itself. Each of these symbols help characterize the Prince and his guests, along with foreshadowing the overall outcome of the story. First of all, the seventh chamber and ebony clock not only provide a sense of eeriness, but reveal the underlying personalities and outcomes of the characters. For example, Zapf writes, “In the process of the story, of course, the seventh chamber more and more becomes the center of attention, and with it the clock of ebony which symbolizes the structure of temporality underlying and terminating all human
He continues to describe the “Red Death,” stating that there were “Sharp pains and dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores,” (Poe 3). By describing the disease so vividly, Poe is giving the reader a visual image to magnify the dreaminess of the story. He does this again when describing the attendees of the Masquerade. He describes them, saying, “There were arabesque figures with unsuited limbs and appointments. There were delirious fancies such as the madman fashions.
The color red in the movie symbolizes the spirit world (Screenmuse 1). Throughout the movie there are many scenes that include the color red. For instance, the scene where the red balloon is rising towards to ceiling through the spiral staircase, represents the spirits rising to God. The scenes in which Cole wears red, represent that Cole, even though he is innocent about his situation, is still drawn to the voices he hears which draw the spirits attention towards Cole. Another example, would be the red door knob of the cellar door or the red pen in which Cole uses to write about the ghosts (Screenmuse 1).
The Masque of the White Plague Humans tend to run away from the inevitable, which causes worry about the events to come. Although death is an event that all will eventually have to face, it is one of humanity’s most widely feared phenomenons. Death presents itself to society in a variety of ways, such as war, disease, and natural disasters. Society’s fear of death is an inspiration for many authors who have turned it into a work reflecting humans’ temporal nature and fear of the unknown.
Consider this, throughout all manifestations of human culture colors are given different symbolic meanings. Red, is one example of this, and is often used to represent the extremes of human emotion. Red is the color of anger, love, passion, determination, and even adventure. In The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne uses red to personify Hester. Some examples include the scarlet letter Hester wears, the rose bush, and even Pearl’s extravagant, crimson dress.
This quarter in IGE 121- Rationalism, Revelation, and Enlightenment: The Ancient World there has been a lot of material covering death, suffering, fate, destiny, and good and evil. Three out of the many readings that cover death and suffering would be “Book of Matthew” and “Antigone” and “Book of Job”. A reading of this quarter that reveals suffering would be “Prometheus Bound” and “Book of Matthew”. An additional text that disclose one of themes is the Mayan book “Popol Vuh”. People often ask what the reasons are on why good people have to suffer.
Hell -- very abstract in nature -- is usually very vaguely defined. This is because the term finds itself stemming from a plethora of different individuals, cultures, and even religions. Even with all these different sources however; in most cases there is usually a strong correlation when it comes to the types of imagery associated with hell. It is usually described as a place of torture devices, darkness, and flames. Likewise in the play No Exit, the author Jean-Paul Sartre has his own interpretation of hell.
This is illustrated by color symbolism, imagery and the act of evil deeds shown throughout the novel. Red is the universal symbol of love, it is the colour that appears in most people’s minds when thought of love. In The Night Circus, the colour red is a representation
Up until this point in the film, Welles and his cinematographer Gregg Toland utilize many innovative lighting techniques they brought over from the theater. For example, many times the lights were manually dimmed up and down within a scene just like on a stage. Also Welles often had characters speak while cloaked completely in silhouette to detach them from the action of a scene. The lighting within this particular scene however is very different. Unlike the dramatic stage lighting that occurs throughout the film, the moment when Kane destroys the bedroom is very broadly lit.
This novel has many unique characters, a unique plot, and a unique theme; however, Dandelion Wine can be related to the novel The Fault in Our Stars written by John Green in the sense of the theme. The theme of The Fault in Our Stars can be seen as the inevitability of death and suffering as well as the need to continue on with one’s life. This theme is very similar to the theme of Dandelion Wine as its theme was centered on the inevitability of being acted upon by the circle of life with death and change. In The Fault in Our Stars, the main character Hazel faces suffering constantly, with being diagnosed with cancer and ultimately losing her best friend Augustus to cancer. Throughout the novel, Hazel faces suffering and constantly sees the pain that the world can bring and can be seen as knowing the circle of life found in Dandelion Wine very well.
In the short story, “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allen Poe, the author uses the rhetorical device of symbolism. In this allegorical piece Edgar uses symbolism to explore his central idea more thoroughly. The central idea is that no matter what the characters did or where they went, they couldn't escape death as death is inevitable. Throughout the story the masqueraders were living life to the fullest, but then they were quickly reminded that morality cannot be avoided. Poe uses symbolism with the seventh chamber, the ebony clock, and the masked figure to expand on the theme of death.
“The Masque of the Red Death” Edgar Allen Poe based his short story “The Masque of the Red Death" on an actual event, the bubonic plague and people’s attempts to cheat death. The story shows the struggles of Prince Prospero’s futile attempts to prolong his life. He lives in a massive palace with many multicolored rooms. Throughout “The Masque of the Red Death”, it appears to take many influences from the Bubonic Plague, an actual event in the 1300’s. The disease portrayed causes you to die very quickly and forms a red blood spot, however; how well does this description sync with the real Plague?
Writers of allegory employ a variety of literary techniques in order to convey an underlying message or theme called an allegorical message. In Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Masque of the Red Death,” he employs uncomforting diction to create an objective yet ominous tone; his grotesque visual imagery helps to create a mood of impending doom. Also, by including archetypal symbolism related to the seven stages of life, by personifying death as masked stranger, and by including a universal symbol for human mortality--his clock, Poe conveys the allegorical message that wealth and social status give people the false sense of security from death, even though we already know that death cannot be prevented; sometimes we might be egotistical and forget to help those people that are in need. To start, Poe’s use of unpleasant and bizarre diction in a matter-of-fact tone helps to establish an ominous mood that is appropriate for the story’s tragic ending. Describing the embellishments of the prince’s Masquerade helps to