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what the clock symbolize? what is the character of the prince? what do u feel at the last of the storry? who succeed at last? what the death symbolize? who is better life or death?
-- Anonymous, October 06, 2002
The clock symbolized both time and death. It shows how fast life goes by. The character of the prince, like the other guests in the story, symbolizes people who think that they can cheat death. In the end, the Red Death succeeds in killing all of the guests and the prince.
-- Anonymous, October 09, 2002