Edgar Allan Poe describes , in this story , the arrival of a tragic plague : the black death .
The characters in this story are the Prince Prospero and his guests, invited by him in his palace to try to escape the disease ; protagonist but perhaps the greater the mask of the red death . "The Red Death had long devastated the country . No pestilence had ever been so fatal , or so hideous . Blood was ITS Avatar and Its seal "
The narrator of this story is omniscient and narrates the events in the first person , in the narrative, there is a definite plot , but corresponds perfectly with the fable : we can therefore speak of a parallel totale.La story is divided into three main ...view middle of the document...
In this story the predominant red , the color of blood and contagion : Red is the personification of the disease, such as that of the Black Death, Terror and Desolazione.Nella seventh room , the one draped in black , it will develop the ' epilogue of the story, the final scene .
Prince Prospero was a very rich and noble eccentrico.come tell us his name " prosperous " which means prosperity . " But the Prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious . When His dominions were half depopulated , he summoned to His presence in thousand hale and light -hearted friends from Among the knights and dames of His Court . " Prince shuts himself up in his castle , and requires to be built barricades to protect his palace and life, but this is not enough to save him. Each lock sealed to keep out strangers and contagion. The castle was then an almost inaccessible place , and also the description that is made of the rooms makes the idea of an enclosed space , much like a maze, and this creates in the reader a feeling of panic , choking , had also to the fact that in the descriptions , Poe uses rapid successions of all the adjectives related to the sphere of the fantastic, light , and splendor , me everything very macabre ; The narrator also uses the phrases coordination between them and a very simple vocabulary .
The castle was amply supplied with food and guests spent their days in feasts and banquets , while the epidemic raged outside . "The prince had provided all the appliances of pleasure . There were buffoons , there were improvisatori , there were ballet- dancers , there were musicians , there was Beauty , there was wine . " The Masque of the Red Death is a better -known and even blackberries obvious example of architectural allegory . You will recall how Prince Prospero , When His dominions are being ravaged by the plague , withdraws with a thousand of His knights and ladies into a secluded , windowless and impregnable abbey , where after a time he entertains his Friends with a fancy dress ball . The weird decor of the seven ballrooms Expresses the Prince 's own taste , and in strange costumes of the Prince 's own design to the firm dances into the night , looking, as Poe says , like a multitude of dreams .
The Masque of the Red Death " is a story where the metaphors are collected in a particularly pressing around the colors of the rooms of the gallery that the Prince Prospero has built in its castellated abbey. One day the prince decided to organize a masquerade ball , and it was a show of unprecedented sophistication , which took place in seven rooms.
The seven rooms were of different colors ... " That at the eastern extremity was hung, for example , in blue , and vividly blue were ITS windows . The second chamber was purple in Its ornaments and tapestries , and here the panes were purple . Throughout The third was green , and so were the casements . The fourth was furnished and lighted with orange ,...