Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's ' The Masque Of Red Death ' Essay

1228 Words Jul 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Edgar Allan Poe is the most established Gothic writer of his time, he had the ability to bring the dark and gloomy environment of his tales to life like no other writer. “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Masque of Red Death,” the author has design an unknown world for a reader to enter. Poe had use the color, weather, nature, and the human emotion to bring structure to the dark tone to the setting of these stories. “The Masque of Red Death,” the setting has a figure known a “Red Death” this led to countless souls to dead by this disease. Then “The Fall of the House of Usher” has a setting of mansion isolated from the world there lived Usher’s twins, and their lives become consumed by their own deaths. “The Masque of Red Death,” has figure described like reaper, “Red Death” this reaper or disease had foreshadowing over countless lives and return leaving no one alive. This plague takes usual forming red death rather than a black one, which is known as the substance of life, now becomes the mark of death. (Womack, Martha, 1977) The set of story takes place in the European era at the time of red death as a prince remains behind the castellated abbeys. While the peasants dying outside from the disease, the aristocrats within the abbey were having ball, dancing to music and eating without the care for the chaos going beyond the walls. “The Fall of the House of Usher,” the Usher’s twins and their mansion had been isolated from the world, and terrible…

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