"Masque of the Red Death" written by Edgar Allen Poe first talks about a mysterious way people are dying. It is described as the Red Death and people begin to feel sharp pains, dizziness, and start to bleed from their pores leading to their death.
You cannot escape reality, your time has come!
Lots of people are being killed because of the black death. Prince Prosper did not want to take care of his people, so instead, he had an abbey created so he could be safe. Along with that, he also invited people to join him.
After six months, the Prince then decides to have a ball with everyone in the abbey.
I love being death
For the ball, there were lots of sections that had different colors of them. Which might look like regular colored sectoins , although they might represent a deeper meaning of life. The cycle of life up to the time to death.
Prince Prospero tries to hide from the mysterious person as he is being chased from the colored rooms. Unfortunately, he can't get away from what is bound to happen. Death is something that cant be avoided and it is seen when everyone died from the "Red Death.
In the end, the red death wasn't an illness killing all of those people, but it was the reality of not being able to escape death. the powerful meaning behind the rooms symbolized the beginning and the end of life while the clock is counting down the time that is left.