Masque of the Red Death Plot

Masque of the Red Death Plot
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  • Exposition
  • Inciting Incident
  • Rising Action
  • The country is ravaged by the Red Death, a disease known for its' red blotches on the skin and claiming victims in thirty minutes.
  • Climax
  • The prince of the country decides to invite his rich friends and family to his castle to have a masquerade ball to try to keep out the Red Death.
  • Falling Action
  • The ball continues through the night, with everyone inside freezing in fear when the ebony clock chimed each hour, reminding them of their own mortality.
  • Resolution
  • A mysterious newcomer appears, dressed as a victim of the Red Death. The prince sees this as a mockery of his masquerade and and rushes to stab him, but he suddenly dies when the newcomer faces him.
  • The guests furiously rush the newcomer, only to find that the newcomer was incorporeal, the personification of the Red Death.
  • The guests all slowly perish and fall victim to the Red Death, grimly reminding us that no one can escape their own mortality.
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