What do the colors and the number 7 mean in the "MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH"?

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I need to find out the seven colored rooms meanings and the meaning of the number 7, please help me ...... thanx soooo much!!!

-- Anonymous, January 28, 2002


this is easy....the number 7 AND the colors are the 7 stages of life Blue - birth Purple - childhood Green - pre-teen Orange - teenage years White - Midlife Violet - elderly Black - death there ya go!

-- Anonymous, January 28, 2002

Hi. I would like to confirm that because it is the correct answer. In my English 3 class we just finish that story. The 7 colors do represents individual journey through life from birth-death. The last room of course is the room that the person meets death and dies.

-- Anonymous, January 29, 2002

Exactly. For proof look in Shakespeares'play "As You Like It" and it talks about the Seven Ages of Man. Each of Poe's seven rooms represents a phase of life, like birth and death.

-- Anonymous, February 03, 2002

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