the masque of red death : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

can u tell me why edgar allen poe decided to write the masque of red death like what events in his life brought this about?

-- Anonymous, April 13, 2001



-- Anonymous, April 13, 2001

The Masque of the red death reflects the events that took place in his own life. The story is about a prince observing his guests being plauged all around him, dying one by one, this is much similar to that of Poe's life because everyone he loved dies one by one all around him, most because of turburcliosis.

-- Anonymous, March 17, 2002

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