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Tales of horror and hidden messages of Edgar Allen Poes stories and poems have kept readers in deep thought to this day People have argued for years about the vivid imagination of this historic writer Everyone has their own opinion of the meaning behind his twisted stories The Masque of the Red Death has been a topic of discussion because of its many different messages This is typical of many of his haunting stories in which there is always a bit of truth and reality to his twisted tales The characters in this story have thought to have different meanings from Prince Prospero to death itself There have been arguments of the intended meaning behind the seven elaborate rooms which you travel through in this tale Probably the biggest discussion of them all is who is supposed to be the narrator of this story since all characters die except death himself Prince Prospero is one of the characters to which Poe focuses on in this tale He is the only character in the story that speaks Prospero hides him and his friends in a castle from the plague and basically death itself His name being close to prosper or prosperous suggests that it means happiness and success but in the end this is not what becomes of our brave prince The other character that gets the readers attention is the Red Death His wardrobe and mask gave us the feeling of horror and terror Poe writes The mask which concealed the visage was made so nearly to resemble the countenance of a stiffened corpse that the closest scrutiny must have had difficulty in detecting a cheatHis vesture was dabbled in bloodand
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