Prince Of The Red Death

1384 WordsSep 30, 20156 Pages
After the Red Death had demolished the country, Prince Prospero invited one thousand of his friends to a masquerade, in order to escape the Red Death, "...and while the pestilence raged most furiously abroad, that the Prince Prospero entertained his thousand friends at a masked ball of the most unusual magnificence" (Poe 1). Poe indicates that Prince Prospero shielded his noble friends, as the Red Death continued to decrease the population. Prince Prospero and his fellow nobles were among the upper class and lived an affluent life in the court. 2.) In Prospero 's abnormally designed castle, there were seven rooms that each had a different color, "for example, in blue--and vividly blue were its windows. The second chamber was purple in its ornaments and tapestries, and here the panes were purple. The third was green throughout, and so were the casements. The fourth was furnished and lighted with orange-- the fifth with white-- the sixth with violet. The seventh apartment was close shrouded in black velvet tapestries that hung all over the ceiling and down the wall" (Poe 1). The color of each of the seven rooms represents several main ideas relating to the story. The blue room depicts a new beginning, as it starts from the eastern wing of the castle. While the purple room illustrates wealth and nobility, the green room represents growth, as it can relate to the outburst of growing grass. As the colors red and yellow mix to form orange, the orange room portrays Poe 's use of
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