The Masque of the Red Death

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Honors 2016

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  • Hannah Bock
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • Locked inside Prince Prospero's castle....
  • Prince Prospero
  • The Masquerade
  • By Edgar Allen Poe
  • An Unexpected Guest at Midnight
  • The disease known as "The Red Death" has devastated the country, killing many. Prince Prospero has gathered his closest noble friends to stay in his castle to be safe from the fatal,gruesome illness.
  • The Black Room
  • Everything is going well until Prospero decides to throw a masquerade ball for his guests. The masquerade is in 7 rooms, each room a different color, while an eerie clock keeps the time halting the dance with it's chime.
  • American Gothic
  • "Elements of fantasy and supernatural" -The figure represents the Red Death itself and has come to kill with dominion over all
  • As the clock strikes midnight a guest wearing a costume resembling a corpse of the Red Death appears. Prospero demands the guest be seized, as his costume is offensive. However, everyone is too scared to do anything.
  • The figure moves to the last room, the Black Room, which no guest has entered because of it's eerie feel. Frustrated, Prospero pursues the guest himself with a dagger in hand. Just before the prince reaches the figure, it turns and kills him.
  • "Humans are not naturally good" -This story showed the darkness and eerie mood that contrasts other Romantics
  • "Explored character's inner life and motivation" -Figure is Red Death -Prince Prospero only cares about the nobles, the rest can be left to die
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