My Favorite Work of Edgar Allen Poe Masque of the Red Death Essay

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Edgar Allan Poe was famous for his poems, short stories, motifs, themes, etc. After reading three of his most famous works: “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Raven,” and “The Masque of the Red Death,” I found that the “Masque of the Red Death” was my personal favorite. In this story, Edgar Allan Poe enthralled the reader with his entire concept, symbols, and the way he infused history into the interesting and haunting story. I believe that Edgar Allan Poe did a wonderful job of portraying the effects of the horrible disease Red Death. Poe used a concept everyone knows of, a party, to display how sneaky and powerful the death was. Prince Prospero was the protagonist of “The Masque of the Red Death” and was according to the text, “he …show more content…
Edgar Allan Poe was famous for his poems, short stories, motifs, themes, etc. After reading three of his most famous works: “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Raven,” and “The Masque of the Red Death,” I found that the “Masque of the Red Death” was my personal favorite. In this story, Edgar Allan Poe enthralled the reader with his entire concept, symbols, and the way he infused history into the interesting and haunting story. I believe that Edgar Allan Poe did a wonderful job of portraying the effects of the horrible disease Red Death. Poe used a concept everyone knows of, a party, to display how sneaky and powerful the death was. Prince Prospero was the protagonist of “The Masque of the Red Death” and was according to the text, “he was happy, dauntless, and sagacious” (Poe 13). To escape the plague, Prince Prosper invited a thousand of “hale and lighthearted” (Poe 13) friends and courtsmen to come join him in his voluntary seclusion. They wanted to lock themselves inside the walls, to lock the Red Death out. As the party and plague continued to rule Prince Prospero and his friends, they all began to feel nervous and agitated for an unknown reason. The tension caused by these feelings was intensified when many individuals in the party became aware of a mysterious masked figure, who was sneakily and silently spreading its presence (sickness) around the castle. The shadowy masked figure was the Red Death itself. I loved this concept and plot because I believe that
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