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    “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allen Poe tells the story of Prince Prospero and his failed escape from the Red Death. When the plague strikes, he believes hiding away in his castle with a party of nobles will keep them healthy and happy in the isolation. However, death cannot be avoided. In his story, Poe symbolizes life, the countdown to death, and the fate everyone shares through colored rooms, an ominous clock, and the personification of death in his short story “The Masque of the Red Death”. The seven colored rooms that held the masquerade symbolize the stages of life through different colors and in a certain order. Author Kermit Vanderbilt agrees with this in his analysis of Poe’s story titled “Art and Nature in ‘The Masque of the Red Death’”. In the fifth paragraph, he explains the meanings of the colors beginning with the east blue room, which represented birth. The next room was painted purple, which is often seen as the progression of life. The room after was green, which symbolizes youth and adolescence, then orange, the peak of life. The fifth room was white, a color sometimes associated with the elderly and the older ages. The sixth room was a violet color which, much like the purple room, signified the passing of time. Life ends in the last room, painted black for death. Prospero…

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    The colors of the seven rooms are just too juicy a detail not to mean something, aren't they? The black and blood red room seems so obviously to represent death, shouldn't the other rooms mean something too? A lot of commentators have thought that, and there is something of a general agreement among many of them about the meaning of the rooms. Supposedly, the suite is an allegory of human life. Each room, in other words, corresponds to a different "stage" of human life, which its color…

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    The Masque of the Red Death Can you dominate death? People believe that if they are rich they won’t die but if you are poor you will die. No matter if you are poor, rich, handsome or not everybody will die because death is a stage of life. In “The Masque of the Red Death” Poe uses as symbols seven rooms and a clock to represent death. Poe demonstrate his readers Prince Prospero running through all the rooms and the clock ticks slower every time he gets closer to the seventh room. The prince…

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    The Red Room Analysis

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    Bronte uses a wide variety of language features in order to create a suspenseful and tense scene. Firstly, the very name of this dreaded 'red room' sounds dark and evil in itself. Images of blood, haunted houses and ghosts instantly flood my mind when I think of it. After researching the physiological implications of the colour red, I found some important attributes include: strength, basic survival, aggression and strain[1]. This could suggest that there had been a struggle before Mr Reed's…

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    Red Room Symbolism

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    Red room is the bedroom where Jane’s uncle died. Red room described its haunted atmosphere of fear by the description of the physical aspects of the room because of the Gothic status of this novel. But some critics argue that red room was a symbol of womb for Jane in order to reborn as an obedient child, that is why she was locked in red room. First stage of Jane’s life with Reed family was very passionate and angry. “‘Wicked and cruel boy!’ I said. ‘You are like a murderer-like a…

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    terror on him systemically, to control over Charles even his mind. His strategy of threatening works effectively on Charles such as putting a crow on his bed, locking him in the Red Room, and locking him in a shed. Hill's writing contributes in a great extent on describing Charles's reaction when he was locked in the Red Room to demonstrate Edmund's evil. ‘Beyond the windows, the sky was steely grey, the rain teemed down. The branches of the yew trees were bent against them.’ This is how Hill…

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    Red Room Atmosphere Essay

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    this extract Charlotte creates a Negative atmosphere that surrounds the Red Room. Bronte uses a variety of devices and techniques to highlight the atmosphere of the room in which Jane is thrown into for misbehaving. The name of the red room itself creates an atmosphere of anger and passion, the colour connotations of red are determination, power and desire which are seen as negative emotions that create a negative atmosphere. Bronte injects this colour throughout the extract as the room is…

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    As a child, Jane has no filter and continuously voices her feelings to her aunt and cousins. As a result she is sent to the Red Room, which is the room that her uncle died in. On the way to the room, Mrs. Reed tells Jane that she is “less than a servant" (16). Being a “servant” is the lowest rank in society, however, being less than one Brontë suggests that Jane has no place in society. Once in the room, Jane describes the interior of the room as being “chill...seldom slept in” (17), showing its…

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    Today was a rough day. My unit had to cut down a whole forest of bamboo and we weren’t allowed to leave until the job was done. When I got back to the room, I fell right to sleep. A hard kick on my thigh woke me up. A short, buff man was glaring at me and he yelled, “Get out! This is my space now.” I ignored his unreasonable demand and turned my back towards him. I waited for his response, but the room was quiet again. I thought it was over, but I was wrong. Using one hand, he grabbed my…

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    He found Pete in his chair on the back porch with a can of beer in one hand. “I went for a run the other morning.” “You saw the lights?” Storm jumped onto the porch. “Sure did. I ran to the welcome sign outside town and watched them from there.” “That'd be a good place to see them. It’s dark.” Storm looked down at his shoes and coughed. “It got so light I thought I'd made a mistake about the time I left the house. I thought I was looking at the sunrise.” Pete stared at him. “They were that…

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