"The Masque of the Red Death"...Can someone help me out on where all the rooms are suppost to go?greenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
For a school project, we're suppost to really understand where each room is located, and then build a 3D building showing all detail the story gives us, and where each room and hallway turns. I've read the story many times now, and after searching the Internet for several hours, all that I've been able to come up with is that if you were to stand in the doorway of the blue room, you would be able to see the doorway of the black room. Does the story mean that you walk 20-30 yards then you turn and walk another 20-30 yards to the next room, or what? Please respond if you can give me details of how the house is, or if you have a drawing of it that you could scan to me, that would be so deeply appreciated!! Kate
-- Anonymous, December 06, 2000
Sounds like an interesting project and one I may attempt on my own some day. However, to get to the point quickly, I think you may have misinterpreted the story a little. In fact, Poe's narrator indicates that each room was obscured from view from the previous room by a sharp turn. Clearly, this does not necessarily infer a ninety degree turn and could have been much less than that. I have sent you, via e- mail, a response to a similar question from an earlier student. I hope you find it useful.
-- Anonymous, December 07, 2000