Setting And Story

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Setting And Story

Setting and Story




The setting in the story, "The Masque of the Red Death", is very important to the story as
a whole. In many situations it is needed to relay important ideas. There are three main
things in the plot that give the story this special touch. One example is the color of the
rooms of the abbey. The next thing is the seclusion of the abbey, This gives the
characters a false sense of security and a sort of dramatic irony to the reader. The third
thing in the setting was the era that story took place.

The colors of the rooms play an important role in the story. Each room seems to take on a
kind of theme some more obvious than others. The Black room represented the "Red Death"
even though this is not stated the reader can assume this because the people avoid that
room during the story. No one enters it until the "Red Death" kills the prince in it. The
rooms add a lot to the story. They help convey the idea that their are two forces at work.
The good and the bad, the bad being the red death, and the good being the party, full of
life and excitement. They also help the reader see that the people would rather forget
about the plague outside, and that helps the reader realize why the people where so
opposed to the "Red Death" when he made his appearance.
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