The Masque of the Red Death Essay | Essay

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The Masque of the Red Death

Summary: Provides a critical analysis of Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death." Addresses critics who try to relate Poe's story to The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Describes how Poe looked at artists and their limitations by morality.
Edgar Allan Poe is considered as a very misunderstood writer. In his short story "The Masque of the Red Death" most critics are still not sure of the true meaning behind it. One such critic, Kermit Vanderbilt tries to relate Poe's story to The Tempest by William Shakespeare. He also writes about a month before "The Masque" was published, Poe looked at artists and their limitations by morality. Vanderbilt continues with his analysis by summarizing the story, focusing on the colors of the rooms in the abbey. It is suggested that Poe may have consciously paralleled his story and Shakespeare's The Tempest. He then goes on to explain the parallels in Poe and Shakespeare's works. Vanderbilt tries to show that Poe kept building on "The Masque" months after its publication with landscape in the story The Landscape Garden. Then Vanderbilt draws lines from Poe's "The Masque", The Landscape...

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