The Fear of Death

Topics: Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death, Masquerade ball Pages: 2 (712 words) Published: April 1, 2013
Masks Down, Lights of, Fears Away! Sleep well…
Every person has a fear to lose something or someone, a fear which brings them their catastrophe. Everyone knows that “death” is a natural thing, but the idea of “end” makes people deny the fact that death is natural and there is no reason to be afraid. So these who are afraid of death, suffer between the paws of the idea of losing and dies mentally while surrounded by the chains of their fear. Edgar Allan Poe tried to explain that situation in his story known as The Masque of The Red Death. In this article, I am going to explain “nature of the life and death” by the eyes of Edgar Allan Poe by using some symbols from his story; seven rooms of life, mummer which is the son of our fear and thrown masks while in front of the death.

Every life has their own rooms of live, but all these different rooms end with the room of black. In the story, there were seven rooms with seven different colors. All these rooms symbolize the passages of our life. If you like to be a Pollyanna you can go to your pink room and play there with your teddy bear, but even the pinkest room ends with the black room. Even the people that change a room every day finish their travel at the black room. In the story, the society of prince was afraid of the death and always tried to stay away from the black room. That fear caused them to suffer with listening steps of the death that comes with tick tocks of the clock. This didn’t change anything; death found its victim easily like it always does.

When the mummer came and killed the prince, the society tried to see the face of the mummer, but there was nothing in there, only the people were in the room. If you go to the deep sides of your fears, you will see that only you are in there. The society was the one who killed itself with the guns of fear. There was no possibility for someone to come in, but image of the death came inside, walked in seven different rooms,...
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