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The masque of the red death?

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: User1492070296 | Category: Methodology of an analysis research paper

The Red Death of the title is described as a particularly lethal disease whose symptoms include sharp pains, dizziness, profuse bleeding, and red stains on the bodies and faces of the victims. The contagion causes death within thirty minutes of infection, and consequently any sign of the red stain on a man causes him to be shunned by the populace. Although the disease is running rampant through his country, Prince Prospero remains oddly happy and carefree and invites a thousand of his healthy noble friends to join him in hiding from the disease in his abbey, which he then locks away from the outside world. He stocks the abbey with enough food to survive and leaves the surrounding country to its fate while holding wild parties within the building.

After five or six months, Prospero decides to hold a grand masked ball, which he holds in the seven rooms of an imperial suite. Instead of having the suite form one long hall, Prospero has the apartments segregated by sharp turns, and tall stained glass windows on each side of the room look out into the surrounding corridor. Each room features a different color, which matches the color of the window: the first room is blue, the second purple, the third green, the fourth orange, the fifth white, and the sixth violet.

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    ticklishdog496 18 Jan 2017 09:33

    After five or six months, Prospero decides to hold a grand masked ball, which he holds in the seven rooms of an imperial suite. Instead of having the suite form one long hall, Prospero has the apartments segregated by sharp turns, and tall stained glass windows on each side of the room look out into the surrounding corridor. Each room features a different color, which matches the color of the window: the first room is blue, the second purple, the third green, the fourth orange, the fifth white, and the sixth violet.

    The seventh room, however, is slightly different in that although the dominant color is black, the windows are blood red. The lights shining through the window from the corridors creates such a ghastly effect in this room that most of the guests avoid the room altogether. In this apartment is also a giant ebony clock, whose pendulum swings ominously and whose hourly ringing is so disturbing that it invariably disconcerts the musicians, dancers, and other revelers, causing everyone to pause until the chimes fade away, at which point everyone nervously resumes their actions.

    Upon entering his fiancée''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

    In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

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    organicdog134 17 Jan 2017 22:13

    After five or six months, Prospero decides to hold a grand masked ball, which he holds in the seven rooms of an imperial suite. Instead of having the suite form one long hall, Prospero has the apartments segregated by sharp turns, and tall stained glass windows on each side of the room look out into the surrounding corridor. Each room features a different color, which matches the color of the window: the first room is blue, the second purple, the third green, the fourth orange, the fifth white, and the sixth violet.

    The seventh room, however, is slightly different in that although the dominant color is black, the windows are blood red. The lights shining through the window from the corridors creates such a ghastly effect in this room that most of the guests avoid the room altogether. In this apartment is also a giant ebony clock, whose pendulum swings ominously and whose hourly ringing is so disturbing that it invariably disconcerts the musicians, dancers, and other revelers, causing everyone to pause until the chimes fade away, at which point everyone nervously resumes their actions.

    Upon entering his fiancée''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

    In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

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    tinyswan122 17 Jan 2017 23:23

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    yellowbutterfly311 18 Jan 2017 05:31

    After five or six months, Prospero decides to hold a grand masked ball, which he holds in the seven rooms of an imperial suite. Instead of having the suite form one long hall, Prospero has the apartments segregated by sharp turns, and tall stained glass windows on each side of the room look out into the surrounding corridor. Each room features a different color, which matches the color of the window: the first room is blue, the second purple, the third green, the fourth orange, the fifth white, and the sixth violet.

    The seventh room, however, is slightly different in that although the dominant color is black, the windows are blood red. The lights shining through the window from the corridors creates such a ghastly effect in this room that most of the guests avoid the room altogether. In this apartment is also a giant ebony clock, whose pendulum swings ominously and whose hourly ringing is so disturbing that it invariably disconcerts the musicians, dancers, and other revelers, causing everyone to pause until the chimes fade away, at which point everyone nervously resumes their actions.

    Upon entering his fiancée''s family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

    In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister''s death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

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    User1489674617 17 Jan 2017 23:40

    After five or six months, Prospero decides to hold a grand masked ball, which he holds in the seven rooms of an imperial suite. Instead of having the suite form one long hall, Prospero has the apartments segregated by sharp turns, and tall stained glass windows on each side of the room look out into the surrounding corridor. Each room features a different color, which matches the color of the window: the first room is blue, the second purple, the third green, the fourth orange, the fifth white, and the sixth violet.

    The seventh room, however, is slightly different in that although the dominant color is black, the windows are blood red. The lights shining through the window from the corridors creates such a ghastly effect in this room that most of the guests avoid the room altogether. In this apartment is also a giant ebony clock, whose pendulum swings ominously and whose hourly ringing is so disturbing that it invariably disconcerts the musicians, dancers, and other revelers, causing everyone to pause until the chimes fade away, at which point everyone nervously resumes their actions.

    Upon entering his fiancée''''''''''''''''s family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

    In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister''''''''''''''''s death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

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    °фриззи° 18 Jan 2017 02:35

    After five or six months, Prospero decides to hold a grand masked ball, which he holds in the seven rooms of an imperial suite. Instead of having the suite form one long hall, Prospero has the apartments segregated by sharp turns, and tall stained glass windows on each side of the room look out into the surrounding corridor. Each room features a different color, which matches the color of the window: the first room is blue, the second purple, the third green, the fourth orange, the fifth white, and the sixth violet.

    The seventh room, however, is slightly different in that although the dominant color is black, the windows are blood red. The lights shining through the window from the corridors creates such a ghastly effect in this room that most of the guests avoid the room altogether. In this apartment is also a giant ebony clock, whose pendulum swings ominously and whose hourly ringing is so disturbing that it invariably disconcerts the musicians, dancers, and other revelers, causing everyone to pause until the chimes fade away, at which point everyone nervously resumes their actions.

    Upon entering his fiancée''''s family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

    In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister''''s death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

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    heavymouse380 18 Jan 2017 01:07

    After five or six months, Prospero decides to hold a grand masked ball, which he holds in the seven rooms of an imperial suite. Instead of having the suite form one long hall, Prospero has the apartments segregated by sharp turns, and tall stained glass windows on each side of the room look out into the surrounding corridor. Each room features a different color, which matches the color of the window: the first room is blue, the second purple, the third green, the fourth orange, the fifth white, and the sixth violet.

    The seventh room, however, is slightly different in that although the dominant color is black, the windows are blood red. The lights shining through the window from the corridors creates such a ghastly effect in this room that most of the guests avoid the room altogether. In this apartment is also a giant ebony clock, whose pendulum swings ominously and whose hourly ringing is so disturbing that it invariably disconcerts the musicians, dancers, and other revelers, causing everyone to pause until the chimes fade away, at which point everyone nervously resumes their actions.

    Upon entering his fiancée''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

    In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

    This makes so much sense, I would have missed out on these important facts if I had just relied on what I had read. THANK YOU!!!!

    This helped me so much and I did not realize the rooms symbolized the stages of the life from what I just overall really insightful.

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    crazymeercat179 18 Jan 2017 07:24

    A disease known as the Red Death plagues the fictional country where this tale is set, and it causes its victims to die quickly and gruesomely. Even though this disease is spreading rampantly, the prince, Prospero, feels happy and hopeful. He decides to lock the gates of his palace in order to fend off the plague, ignoring the illness ravaging the land. After several months, he throws a fancy masquerade ball. For this celebration, he decorates the rooms of his house in single colors. The easternmost room is decorated in blue, with blue stained-glass windows. The next room is purple with the same stained-glass window pattern. The rooms continue westward, according to this design, in the following color arrangement: green, orange, white, and violet. The seventh room is black, with red windows. Also in this room stands an ebony clock. When the clock rings each hour, its sound is so loud and distracting that everyone stops talking and the orchestra stops playing. When the clock is not sounding, though, the rooms are so beautiful and strange that they seem to be filled with dreams, swirling among the revelers. Most guests, however, avoid the final, black-and-red room because it contains both the clock and an ominous ambience. At midnight, a new guest appears, dressed more ghoulishly than his counterparts. His mask looks like the face of a corpse, his garments resemble a funeral shroud, and his face reveals spots of blood suggesting that he is a victim of the Red Death. Prospero becomes angry that someone with so little humor and levity would join his party. The other guests, however, are so afraid of this masked man that they fail to prevent him from walking through each room. Prospero finally catches up to the new guest in the black-and-red room. As soon as he confronts the figure, Prospero dies. When other party-goers enter the room to attack the cloaked man, they find that there is nobody beneath the costume. Everyone then dies, for the Red Death has infiltrated the castle. “Darkness and Decay and the Red Death” have at last triumphed.

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    User1490580682 18 Jan 2017 06:19

    After five or six months, Prospero decides to hold a grand masked ball, which he holds in the seven rooms of an imperial suite. Instead of having the suite form one long hall, Prospero has the apartments segregated by sharp turns, and tall stained glass windows on each side of the room look out into the surrounding corridor. Each room features a different color, which matches the color of the window: the first room is blue, the second purple, the third green, the fourth orange, the fifth white, and the sixth violet.

    The seventh room, however, is slightly different in that although the dominant color is black, the windows are blood red. The lights shining through the window from the corridors creates such a ghastly effect in this room that most of the guests avoid the room altogether. In this apartment is also a giant ebony clock, whose pendulum swings ominously and whose hourly ringing is so disturbing that it invariably disconcerts the musicians, dancers, and other revelers, causing everyone to pause until the chimes fade away, at which point everyone nervously resumes their actions.

    Upon entering his fiancée's family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

    In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

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    organiclion589 18 Jan 2017 09:31

    After five or six months, Prospero decides to hold a grand masked ball, which he holds in the seven rooms of an imperial suite. Instead of having the suite form one long hall, Prospero has the apartments segregated by sharp turns, and tall stained glass windows on each side of the room look out into the surrounding corridor. Each room features a different color, which matches the color of the window: the first room is blue, the second purple, the third green, the fourth orange, the fifth white, and the sixth violet.

    The seventh room, however, is slightly different in that although the dominant color is black, the windows are blood red. The lights shining through the window from the corridors creates such a ghastly effect in this room that most of the guests avoid the room altogether. In this apartment is also a giant ebony clock, whose pendulum swings ominously and whose hourly ringing is so disturbing that it invariably disconcerts the musicians, dancers, and other revelers, causing everyone to pause until the chimes fade away, at which point everyone nervously resumes their actions.

    Upon entering his fiancée''''''''s family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

    In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister''''''''s death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

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    lazybutterfly817 17 Jan 2017 23:43

    Helen, a writer, and Madeline, an actress, have hated each other for years. Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once Helen s fiance. After she recovers from a mental breakdown, Helen vows revenge by stealing back Ernest and plotting to kill Madeline. Both rivals have secretly drunk a miracle cure for aging; they accidentally discover, when each tries to eliminate the other, that they have become immortal and that "life" will never be the same again.