A disease called the “Red Death” “had long devastated the country.” Many people died, but the Prince was happy and safe at his abbey.
Prince Prospero “provided all the appliance of pleasure and entertained his thousand friends at a masked ball of the most unusual magnificence.”He only cared about his safety and comfort and left the people deal with the disease by themselves.
A terrifying man appeared in the middle of the party and terrified everyone.
Prospero: “Seize him and unmask him that we may know whom we have to hang.”
Prince Prospero “rushed hurriedly through the six chambers” and attempted to kill the “Red Death."
Prince Prospero dies “There was a sharp cry- … instantly afterward, fell prostrate in death the Prince Prospero.”
Everyone dies “and now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death.”