Gothicism In The Masque Of The Red Death

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Edgar Allan Poe’s view in “The Masque of the Red Death” shows his poetic justice to the creeping of death. Poe’s charismatic mentality gave readers suspensions in his knowledge of inside a murderous mind. Nevertheless, the spine trembling words in “The Masque of the Red Death” captures Gothicism and supernatural imagery. Prince Prospero’s ignorance exclaimed that his riches can outmaneuver death. However, there are three specific objects proving Poe’s theory of no escape of death. During the era of the nineteenth and twentieth century, Edgar Allan Poe spontaneously wrote “The Masque of the Red Death” to embody the disease tuberculosis. The infectious disease grows in the lungs, causing the victim to have a severe fever and the symptom to …show more content…
Each room was color coordinated giving the reader significant stages of the human life. In the short novel “The Masque of the Red Death” Poe vividly says “To the right and left, in the middle of each wall, a tall and narrow Gothic window looked out upon a closed corridor which pursued the windings of the suite” (432). Poe pretentiously distinguishes the direction between east to be the birth of a human life and the west wing confining to be death. The catastrophic phantom, wearing the mask, hovered his way through each room until he stopped in the seventh black and red room directed in the deathly west wing. Freeman says “Now that midnight approaches, we are informed, none of the maskers may be found in the westernmost chamber with its blood-colored panes and stable décor” (no page). Poe speculates that the seven rooms stage the human life and eventually escalating to …show more content…
The prince’s angelic name corresponds to prosperity and happiness. Furthermore, the prince summoned his delighted wealthy friends to his masquerade ball, intentionally to avoid the dreadful Red Death. Although, the reader may have pictured Prince Prospero as a joyous person, it comes to find that he has an insane persona. As Poe points out “There are some who would have thought him mad” (432). Evidently Prince Prospero grows insane when he finds a mysterious masked guest and immediately demanded to dispose of it. As Gillespie and Naden say “His anger at the intrusion of the stranger is, in reality, fear caused by the realization that, despite his castle walls, he cannot thwart death” (no page). Therefore, Prince Prospero distinctly knew his plan to escape the “Red Death” has become

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