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The Masque of Red Death The Masque of Poe People dont really have that much in common but they do have onebig thing in common that is death Death is the one thing that no one canstop The short story The Masque of Red Death by Edger Allen Poe showshow that statement is true Poe was a man who had had many experienceswith a disease that killed many people in his life in his story TheMasque of Red Death he uses a lot of symbolic messages to express his Edger Allan Poe stated out with a home life that wasnt very stable His blood father left when Poe was about one His mother was an actressthat moved Poes sister brother and himself around a lot Then when hewas three she died of tuberculoses After his mothers death Poe wasseparated from his sister and brother Poe was sent to the Allen family Then when Poe was in his earlytwenties Mrs Allen also died of tuberculoses At the age of twenty-sixPoe married his cousin Virginia She later died of tuberculoses His In The Masque of Red Death Poe uses color as a symbol He usedthe colors red blue purple green orange white violet and black Inthe story red stand for the death that comes over everyone in the storyIn Poes life it stands for the diseases that has killed everyone importantto him tuberculoses Blue is the color of the first room in Poes lifeit is supposed to be him The second room in the story is the color purplethis color is for Poes mother Then there is a green room this room isfor his brother There was also an orange room for Poes foster motherMrs Allan The white room was for his wife Virginia and the violet roomfor her death Last there was the black room which was for Poes death
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