In "The Masque of the Red Death", Poe leads one event into
another often. He uses much symbolism, and in the paragraphs below, I will
show you it. In the first couple of paragraphs however, I will summarize
the plot and state the theme.
In this plot, Poe begins by talking about the Red Death, basically setting
the stage for later events in the story. Then, he talks about Prince
Prospero, which tells the reader
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you try. In the story, Prospero tried to escape it, and look what happened.
In other words, don't try to run away from death, you're only delaying the
In the story, the irony was that the man's name was Prince Prospero. His
last name sounds like "prosperous," which means to achieve success. The
fact that Prospero dies shows that he is not prosperous as his name
suggests; he is in fact unlucky.