Disease in "The Masque of the Red Death "
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This paper provides a summary and analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death," arguing that the narrator of the hyper-macabre story is actually Death. The paper also contends that the story is highly relevant to the spread of disease.
From the Paper:"In an era of AIDS, Ebola and Bird Flu it is not difficult to imagine the frightening scenario described by Edgar Allan Poe's narrator in 'The Masque of the Read Death' as real. In what may be Poe out-macabre-ing his own tendency for the macabre, 'The Masque' tells the tale of a Prince and his dominion seized by the pestilence of the Red Death one so fatal and hideous that Blood was its Avatar and its seal. (Poe) Despite this pestilence..."
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Disease in "The Masque of the Red Death " (2008, December 01) Retrieved December 02, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/disease-in-the-masque-of-the-red-death-122404/
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