What Is The Mood In The Masque Of The Red Death

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In the story “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe, the mood is an unpleasant darkness. The story starts off saying “THE Red Death had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous.” The story starts off describing the inevitable and monstrous disease that has ravaged the country. The disease alone gives this story a dark, gloomy mood. The Red Death is described as fatal and hideous, and that description do not give off a very upbeat mood. “And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.” At the end of the story Prince Prospero enter the black room, in pursue of the Red Death/unwanted guest. When he encounters the guest he dies. The rest of the party members and friends
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