The Masque of the Red Death

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The Masque of the Red Death

Characters, Conflict

The characters for the story are Prince Prospero, Red Death, the guards, and the party goers. The central conflict in The Masque of the Red Death was Prince Prospero attempts to evade and defeat death.

The resolution was that Red Death killed everyone.The mood of the story was fearful, cheerful, sad and gloomy.

The Masque of the Red Death

By Edgar Allan Poe



Resolution ,Mood

The setting for The Masque of the Red Death was inside Prince Prospero castle during the Medievial period. Prince Prospero held a masquerade ball for his friends to forget about Red Death and celebrate their escape of him.

Major Events



The symbols for this story include the clock that represents time waits for no one,the 7 rooms which go from east to west represents birth to death or day to night, Red Death represents the deadly plague and Prince Prospero represents prosperity happiness and arrogance.The castle represents a tomb because everyone is locked inside with Red Death and eventually dies.

The theme of this story was fear and mortality which means being susceptible(likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing) to death.

The major events in the story was Prince Prospero locks himself and his guest in his castle to evade Red Death.Later Prince Prospero decides to have a masquerade ball to celebrate and forget about Red Death. Eventhough the castle was thought to be "secure" Red Death enters anyway. All guest plus Prince Prospero died in the end.


Edgar Allan Poe born January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts was an american writer who wrote morbid mysteries focusing on death, loss, and fear. His most famous work is "The Raven" which focus on the death of his true love, Lenore Poe died on October 7, 1849 at the age of 40 from unknown causes. in Baltimore, Maryland.


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