CHARACTERIZATION IN MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH NEED BY 3-26-01greenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
I UNDERSTAND THE STORY BUT IM STUCK ON WHO EXACTLY IS THE PROTAGONIST AND THE ANTAGONIST. I BELIEVE ITS THE KING AND DEATH BUT IM NOT SURE.I ALSO NEED TO KNOW IF THEY ARE DIRECT OR INDIRECT, FLAT OR ROUND ETC. THANKS
-- Anonymous, March 24, 2001
Jill, I to am writing about “The Masque of the Read Death” and though and don’t have a complete answer to your question (only because I don’t trust myself enough) I thought this might be of some help to you. At the Poe decoder, it says “Death, then, is not an outside antagonist, to be feared and walled out as Prince Prospero attempts to do; but instead it is a part of each of us. Its presence is felt in our imaginations as we become aware of the control that time has over our lives.” The web site where this can be found at is http://poedecoder.com/essays/masque/ I hope I have help in some way, I know it gets stressful. Good Luck to you.
-- Anonymous, March 25, 2001