The Masque Of The Red Death?
Symbolism of Death in ?The Masque of the Red Death?
Edgar Allen Poes The Masque of the Red Death is an elaborate allegory that combines objects in the story with visual descriptions to give focus to the readers imagination. In the story, a prince named Properso tries to dodge the Red Death through isolation and seclusion. He hides behind impenetrable walls of his abbey and lets the world take care of its own. But no walls can stop death because it is unavoidable and inevitable. Visual descriptions in the story are used to symbolize death.
Edgar Allen Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809 and died in Baltimore on October 7, 1849. Poes parents, David Poe Jr. and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins both died before he was three years old, and he was taken into the home of John Allan in Richmond, Virginia. After a dull and boring childhood he entered the University of Virginia in 1826 but only stayed for a year. Although he was a good student, he ran up large gambling debts that he could not pay. Allan did not return to the university for a second year and broke off his engagement to
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