The Masque of the Red Death

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“The Masque of the Red Death” is an extraordinary story of many elements that can grasp any reader's attention. This story targets more of the emotions and actions of the characters, creating more of a fathom. Edgar Allan Poe wrote this story from his own perspective and perhaps succeeded in getting the reader to some what relate to the characters focusing on the feelings. The point of view Poe wrote this in makes a clear understanding. The point of view Edgar wrote this in is very effective and understandable. His main focus is on two characters, capturing image-like thoughts of their minds. The characters actions relate back to their personal conflicts within themselves. Poe wrote this story in 3rd person, limited point of view.…show more content…
This 3rd person limited point of view helps the reader sort of creates a relevance. It works because it creates a crystal view approaching the characters. The story allows the readers to see it from a very unique perspective. It shows the character copes with its fear. The story would have been different if it wasn't written in this point of view. There would've been many misunderstandings. The characters viewpoints would very difficult to interpret on. For example, the story portrays Prince Prospero's character as very cheerful and content. It's easy to catch that because of his actions and patent thoughts. Therefore, it makes it a mystery to find out why the antagonist Red Death is a horrifying character. Also why it has a passion towards terror in contrast to Prince Prospero who has a passion for his friends and parties. The story would have been extremely different and the characters wouldn't have been described the way they. It also wouldn't have ended the way it did. Furthermore,the point of view drastically impacts the themes of the story. The themes of the “Masque of the Red Death” are death, time, and madness. Death plays a role coming into the Prince Prospero’s house as a disguise. Time is the theme that in result because death upon had no timing. Madness is the emotion played from both characters but more so on the Red Death. According to Kenneth Graham, “ this third person limited

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