How did the Red Death get into the castle?
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.
How did the Red Death arrive?
The story follows Prince Prospero’s attempts to avoid a dangerous plague, known as the Red Death, by hiding in his abbey. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure disguised as a Red Death victim enters and makes his way through each of the rooms.
Why does Prince Prospero go to the abbey in The Masque of the Red Death?
The reason that Prince Prospero has invited his friends to the abbey is to protect them from the Red Death. The Red Death is a pestilence (a type of deadly disease, like the plague) which has attacked the Prince’s country.
How did Prince Prospero hide from the Red Death?
Prince Prospero had gathered all of his friends and hid from The Red Death in one of his castellated abbeys; while leaving all of his peasants to die of the plague, this makes the Prince as a self-interested man; a prince is supposed to care about his people not just himself.
Who are the main characters in the Masque of the Red Death?
In the short story “The Masque of the Red Death” there’s two major characters The Red Death, and Prince Prospero; I’ll be describing the Prince. In the beginning of the story we learn that “But the Prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious” (Poe 3). Meaning he was fearless and keen in sense perception.
Why did Prince Prospero want to live a life of pleasure?
The prince only cared about pleasure as Poe writes “The prince has provided all the appliances of pleasure” (3). Prospero does not want to face death, he want to live a life of pleasure. His attempt to escape death is fated to disaster, thus in the end Prospero learns his lesson the hard way.