The Masque of the Red Death--Plot
Terms in this set (18)
Meet the Red Death (disease)
Meet the Prince Prospero- a selfish, wealthy man, he retreats to secluded castle with friends when he should have stayed in the village and helped his subjects.
Prospero throws a masquerade ball and a creepy, mysterious new guest shows up in a Red Death Costume at midnight. All of the guests are afraid.
The moment of confrontation when the Red Death turns around to face Prospero. Prospero immediately falls down and dies.
Everybody dies and their blood is all over Prospero's casdtle. The clock stops; the flames in the candles go out.
" And darkness and decay and red death held dominion over all." Death has conquered all. Prospero was foolish to think he could use his wealth and priviledge to escape death.
Man vs Nature
The plague is killing humans
Prince Prospero's secluded castle, cut off from the world.
The figure dressed as the Red Death represents, both literally and figuratively, death from the plague. No matter how beautiful the castle, how luxurious the clothing, or how rich the person, no person can escape death.
Meaning of 7 rooms - symbols/allegory
Each room is a stage of life
Why is there no red room?
The color red contrasts with the black room to inspire fear and represent death (black) and blood(red)
Death cannot be avoided by anyone.
"Spring of Life" (the teenaged years)
the Summer of life (young adulthood, when one is working to establish a career and trying to become successful)
The age of wisdom - older adulthood when one has many life experiences and has achieved success
6th room-Violet (shadowy color)
Old age - the twilight of life
7th room-black with red curtains (the farthest westerly room in the castle)
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