The masque of the red death
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The story starts out in a city where there has been a epic out break of a plague has taken place. The prince has locked himself inside the castle to keep him and his friends safe.
The prince decides to throw a masquerade ball after being locked up in his castle for so long
There were many people at the party, one of which included a person dressed as a victim of the red death. This "person' was actually the red death plague .
This "person" started chasing the prince through the different rooms of the castle, infecting everyone, until they both reached the last room. It then turned around reveled its self as the plague and killed the prince.
This story falls under the American Gothic category because this story has a darker view than other types of Romanticism stories.
One characteristic that is represented in this story is that there is a element of fantasy because there is a person that is supposed to represent a form of the plague. Another characteristic of the story is the emphasis on emotion because he said that when the clocked strikes each hour everybody in the room would tense up. The last characteristic of the story is the human ability to do evil things. The person that came dressed as a victim of the plague was actually representing the plague and he killed every one.
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