The red death is upon the village killing people every half an hour. While innocent people are dying from this pestilence, the Prince Prospero is holding a masquerade.
f a l l i n g a c t i o n
The party was delightful, other than the fact that the clock that started to ring every hour. (That reminded the people of the fact that people were dying while they were partying.
r e s o l u t i o n
When the clock hits twelve, a strange masked person enters the party and ruins all the fun. This makes Prince Prospero angry!
3 s y m b o l s
Prince Prospero gets angry and orders the guards to capture him and that he shall be hanged in the morning.
Everyone in the Castle... DIES from the Red Death
The clock represents the time that people have to live, when the clock hits 1, that means it's the end of their life... similar to how it's the end of the day. The mask represents how they're trying to hide from reality and the Red Death. The guy that comes and murders everyone in the castle represents the Red Death.