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CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THE ALLEGORICAL MEANING OF THIS STORY IS
-- Anonymous, January 18, 2004
you cant avoid death
-- Anonymous, January 19, 2004
No matter how you try to aviod death it will come for you. Also when one ignores the poverty and pain around them, to indulge themselfs in the finer things in life, they will be punished.
-- Anonymous, January 20, 2004
I think we should try to avoid death. im not saying we should throw ourselves into a bus, but when it comes, we should know that if we have lived our life right we will have eternity in the awsomest place in the whole freakin world.
-- Anonymous, January 22, 2004
Death is inavoidable. Iron bars and meager welded chains can not hold back desease. The ebony clock, I beleive, signifies the time left to live. As demonstrated in the story, after each chiming of the clock, everyone stopped, quieted, then eventually laughed and continued when within they had an uneasy feeling of their demise.
I also sense an unbearbly interesting punsh of Karma on Poe's part, that those who ignore the needy will be served the most horrid fate of all.
-- Anonymous, January 23, 2004
that no matter how we try to avoid death, it's useless. Like what Edgar have told on the story "...it comes like a thief on the night!" and its true it will come on the least expected hours of our life, on least expected situation.
-- Anonymous, February 27, 2004
Death comes from indside of us. It is in all of us waiting to strike at the right moment. No matter what kind of castle or defenses we think that we might have there is no way to avoid the inevitable emergence of death. The guest that is referred to in the story represents death itself. The seven rooms which are in order from east to west ending with the dark room symbolise the seven stages of life referred to in many old passages and the signifigance of the rooms being arranged in east to west is that the rising and falling of the sun represents our birth and death therefore it is important that the dark room where the prince died is in the west where the sun falls.
-- Anonymous, March 05, 2004
-- Anonymous, March 10, 2004
we can`t avoid death,we can`t escape from it.You can`t be away from the outside without being involved with the rest of the world,selfishness is not good,it`s a great sin for which we can be punished.
-- Anonymous, July 27, 2004
you can't run or hide from death because it will always be waiting for you no matter what. when its you time its your time there is no way of stopping it. Its a part of life and death and the after life. its a part of the life and death cicles.
-- Anonymous, August 07, 2004
Yes, the story is about death and its inevitablity--however, it was a much more personal story than that. His mother died of consumption, a disease made visible by coughing up blood, his beloved wife Virginia died of consumption over five long years (he wrote his poem The Raven while his wife was dying in her bedroom, and another older woman whom he feel in love with when he was much younger died of consumption. So it is a personal tragedy represented by blood and death.
-- Anonymous, September 21, 2004
I think you can avoid death if you are smart
-- Anonymous, October 20, 2004