The setting, takes place is in Prospero's castle in a fictional country during the Middle Ages. Prospero and his guests lock themselves in this remote castle to avoid the Red Death. "and with these retired to the deep seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys."The Masque of the red death
red is a symbol for blood, it shows that death awaits everyone this story is creepy
while the chimes of the clock yet rang, it was observed that the giddiest grew pale, and the more aged
The Ebony Clock is a constant reminder of death and symbolizes the inevitability of it
Death is more powerful than life or growth. Death is unavoidable, regardless of one's wealth or power. People must confront their problems rather than try to hide from them.
NO ONE ESCAPES DEATH is the theme
Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made.