What Are The Symbols In The Masque Of The Red Death

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"The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe, is much like many of Poe’s other writings in that it makes you think about our behavior toward life. This short story is a great example of how symbols can be used to express another type of expression. I have chosen three examples. Example one “It was a voluptuous scene, that masquerade” this passage relates the symbolic significance of the 7 rooms. These rooms could represent the stages of life. They were laied out in a circle, from east to west. This could represent “the cycle of the day, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west” (1). Another way to look at the rooms could be the cycle of life, a journey from birth to death. The decorations or colors of the rooms also have
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