There is a pestilence in the dominion of prince prospero. It is called the Red death. it causes people to bleed profusely out of there pores and do to this, someone dies every half hour. so to escape it, The prince locks a thousand of his friends including entertainment such as musicians, actors, buffoons (clowns) and other people.
Prince Prospero being the dauntless person that he is, decides to have a masquerade ball to take everyone's mind off of the red death. as the party thrives, the ebony clock that the prince had chimed. the Masqueraders all paused their faces holding a grimace; for the clock (which chimed every half hour)reminded them that the people outside the castle were enduring the red death. but once it stopped, everyone went back to dancing. until an unwanted visitor shows up who turns out to be....
OMG!!!! IT"S THE RED DEATH HIMSELF!!!!!!
Symbolism In: The Masque of the Red Death
everyone is screaming and trying to get away. But Prince Prospero chases the red death. He goes through each room. now each room was a different color, and we will talk about what each room and color stands for in the soon-coming "Symbolism slide". but for now, we will get back to the story
when he finally catches the red death, the red death turns around. and just the mere sight of his face kills the dauntlessly avaricious prince. then, the red death goes back to the party and spreads himself across the multitude of masqueraders and then Prince prospero's kingdom was no more.
the symbolism in the story is found in various places but I'm going to focus in the rooms of the castle. the first room was blue, which symbolized birth. the next room was purple, which symbolized royalty and youth because we all know little kids can be snobs. the third room was green which symbolized adolescents or teenage years. the next room was Orange which symbolized adulthood. the room after this was white which symbolized old age, the next was violet, symbolizing imminent death, and the final room was black and scarlet, which symbolized death itself