The Masque of the Red Death
Updated: 1/17/2020
The Masque of the Red Death
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Storyboard Text

  • "The seventh apartment was closely shrouded in black velvet tapestries that hung all over the ceiling and down the walls, falling in heavy folds upon a carpet of the same material and hue. But in this chamber only, the colour of the windows failed to correspond with the decorations. The panes here were scarlet—a deep blood colour"
  • The setting of the story is very dark and creepy.
  • SETTING
  • The mood of the story is ominous because it talks about a horrible sickness and everyone is terrified of death.
  • "The "Red Death" had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal—the redness and the horror of blood."
  • MOOD
  • The rooms represent the stages of life.
  • "These were seven—an imperial suite. In many palaces, however, such suites form a long and straight vista, while the folding doors slide back nearly to the walls on either hand, so that the view of the whole extent is scarcely impeded."
  • SYMBOLISM
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