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The setting in The Masque of the Red Death plays an intricate role in the story by foreshadowing the death and suffering of the red death and the loss of life that was sure to happen The story is set in Europe during the time of the red death inside the princes castellated abbeys While there were people dying outside of the walls of this abbey the people within were having a good time at a ball dancing with music and food without a care in the world Security was within Without was the Red Death the people within the abbey were trying to escape death and forget about all of the troubles of those outside of the walls who were dying painful deaths from the red death Poe says courtiers might bid defiance to contagion this says that the people inside were trying to lock out the death that would inevitably get them This quote about the setting may have some sarcasm that is conveying that the people inside thought they disease would never get them because they were better but in fact the disease was bigger and more powerful than them and it was futile to try and prevent becoming a victim of it The abbey was eccentric and flourishing with the princes outlandish designing In the abbey there were seven rooms of which one could not be seen from another In each of theses rooms there was one tall window of the same color of stained glass as the rest of the rooms except for the last The colors of the rooms were as follows blue purple green orange white violet and black These rooms represent the sunset with there colors which also represents a persons life With the inability to see from one room to the next it is showing that you do not know what will happen in your life to come you can only see what is happening in
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