Symbolism in the colors in Masque of the Red Death : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I am doing a report on Edgar Allan Poe and am using the Masque of the Red Death as a reference. I need to know what the colors of the rooms (except for the black room)represents.

-- Anonymous, December 20, 1999


Danielle- In my readings of Poe I have been completely defeated by the color significance. The only help i can give you is that the 7 rooms links to the common philosophical aziom that there are seven stages in life(visa vis Shakespeare, "As You Like It"), and the situation of the rooms from east to the black room at west connects the progress of life to the rising and setting of the sun.

-- Anonymous, February 20, 2000

I also learned that the seven apartments represent the seven deadly sins.

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2000

I have learned in English class that the 7 rooms represent 7 days in the week and the rooms from east to west represent the the days in the week (like sunday to saturday).

-- Anonymous, March 07, 2000

I believe that poe came up with those colors because that was the sequence he liked. He chose those colors because he likes them. i don't think there is any reason why he chose them or any reference to those colors in that sequence.

-- Anonymous, December 01, 2002

i think its all a bunch of doodoo

-- Anonymous, March 28, 2003

The seven rooms repesents the seven stages of life. Starting at the blue room which is birth to the last room that repesents death. That is why they chased the guy who brought the red death in the place they were hidding from the blue room to the black room. You see everyone died in the black room.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2003

I think that poe must of had a pretty significantly sized dildo in his ass to write such a tale. I believe the colors represent the differnt colors of blood coming from his ass after anal sex.

-- Anonymous, October 24, 2004

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