Comparing The Murders At Rue Morgue And The Masque Of Red Death

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The stories by Edgar Allen Poe that I chose to read were “The Masque of Red Death”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, and “The Murders at Rue Morgue”. I chose to read the stories because of the titles. They had me interested and curious to see what the stories were and thus, I chose to read them. The characters in each story cope with death in different ways that are similar in some aspects. Poe’s work show the relationship between the characters and death and morality as one that is made of fear. When faced with death and morality, the characters seem to be afraid of both of these things. This is similar to the way that actual people act when faced with death and morality.
I chose to read these stories because the titles had me interested in what the books might be about. Each one gave me a general idea of the subject they were about, but in the case of “The Masque of the Red Death”, I did not know what the red death was. I was curious to find out exactly what this was and that is why I chose this particular book. The other two stories just made me want to read them and so I chose those two as a result.
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The main character in “The Masque of the Red Death” isolates himself and other people from the outside world to prevent himself from contracting the fictitious disease. He did this as a result of fear, similar to how the other characters reacted to their own situations. That is how most of the decisions when being faced with those circumstances are made. Throughout all three stories, the characters are forced to make a choice and it is almost always a fearful one. By this, I mean that the character's choices are influenced by

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