Edgar Allan Poe 's The Masque Of The Red Death

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The Anti-Transcendentalism movement was a time period in which some aspects of society were discontent with their way of life. This was an outbreak of various works of art, concerning the unjust society. This movement took action during the mid-eighteen hundreds in which Poe wrote his short story, Masque of the Red Death According to Edgar Allan Poe in his short story, “The Masque of the Red Death” “No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous.” Even though plagues had been common throughout the years, none of them had been as hideous as society was during the Movement. In his short story “The Masque of the Red Death”, Edgar Allan Poe demonstrates that people are naturally born evil, during the Anti-Transcendentalism and Dark Romanticism time period. Edgar Allan Poe “American writer, critic and editor Edgar Allan Poe is famous for his tales and poems of horror and mystery” (“Edgar Allan Poe Biography”). A terrible disease called the Red Death has struck the country. It 's incredibly fatal, horribly gruesome, and it 's already killed off half the kingdom. But the ruler of these parts, Prince Prospero, doesn 't seem to care about his poor, dying subjects. Instead, he decides to let the kingdom take care of itself while he and a thousand of his favorite knights and ladies shut themselves up in a fabulous castle to have one never-ending party. Wine, women, music, dancing, fools—Prospero 's castle has it all. After the last guest enters, no one else can get in—the Prince
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