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What Is The Symbolism In The Masque Of The Red Death

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Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death” is but another one of his great works full of terror and mystery. The narrator sets the scenes by detailed descriptions of the characters surroundings bringing the reader into the story. But are they just descriptions or do they hold a deeper meaning? Poe shows how the imagination can bring the mind to look for more, for unanswered questions. I aim to identify what and why Poe chooses the room’s color and their location. What is the symbolism and motive for these choses? The rooms of the abby have been discussed many times before, and this examination will surely not be the last, but it is truly remarkable to note that from 1842 to present the mystery still goes on.
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