Character Analysis Of 'Prince Prospero In Masque Of The Red Death'

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Some people may react by chasing them and completely face them. In the “Masque of the Red Death,” Prince Prospero ran after the masked figure, in which was the Red Death. If you had a fear of clowns, some people will come face to face to overcome their fears, especially if you were embarrassed of people knowing that fear such as Prospore. The text states, “... Prince Prospero , maddening with rage and the shame of his own cowardice, rushed hurriedly through the six chambers,...” He was embarrassed of his own fear, so he chased the “Red Death.” He decided to come face to face with the figure only to die. Prince Prospero gives us an example of how some people react to fear by coming face to face with it.

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