The comparison between Stephen King's "The Shining" and E.A.Poe's "the Masque of Red Death?greenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
In Stephen King's novel "The Shining" King has many of the same events as in the story by E.A. Poe " The Masque of Red Death" and I want to know what exactly do these two stories have in common?
-- Anonymous, July 30, 2002
Symbolic use of architecture. The decadent crowd of "guests". Time running out. And the curious part where our hero pummels his own face to a pulp(a mask of red?)is perhaps the only real close parallel if it is one. Do you have something else in mind like the Redrum(red room), the claustrophobic siege, the states of denial, the wild rage and defeat of Jack?
-- Anonymous, July 31, 2002