the red death ravage the people of the country side.
climax (turning point )
prospero invites a thousand wealthy, unaffected people to barricade themselves in his abbey.
Guests are bewildered and amused by the grandiose rooms that Prospero has created. Each room, beginning from the east, is marked by a different color. The last room, black with red windows, is so disturbing that no one enters.
As the party goes on and the clock is about to strike midnight, an enigmatic guest appears dressed as a plague victim.
Deeply disturbed by the guest's poor judgment, Prospero engages with the visitor.
As other guests try to subdue the intruder, they find that there is no one under the costume and they also die.,