The Masque Of The Red Death Room Analysis

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In Edgar Allen Poe’s story, “The Masque of the Red Death”, Prospero turns his palace into an eerie venue for his party. The party is thrown in the midst of a plague that has spread rapidly within several months, but Prospero locked his palace to keep the illness out. When Prospero throws the celebration, he decorates rooms in his house with a different single color each. The room furthest East is blue, and is followed by purple, then green, orange, white, then violet, with the last room – the room farthest West – being black and red. The first six rooms are visited by the guests, but the last room is avoided. When a mysterious character enters the party, dressed like death and showing symptoms of the plague, he walks through each room, terrifying
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