The Masque of the Red Death Essay | Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death and "The Telltale Heart".
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Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death and "The Telltale Heart"

Summary: Compares and contrasts the protagonists in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Telltale Heart" and "The Masque of the Read Death, showing how they eventually fall to the same character flaw - overconfidence.
Edgar Allan Poe's short stories, "The Telltale Heart" and "The Masque of the Red Death" are two very different stories. One is about a simple man, perhaps a servant, who narrates the tale of how he kills his wealthy benefactor, and the other is about a prince who turns his back on his country while a plague known as The Red Death ravages his lands. Yet, there are some similarities in both. Time, for instance, and the stroke of midnight, seem to always herald the approach of impending death. Both are killers, one by his own hand, the other by neglecting his country. One seeks peace, the other seeks pleasure, but both are motivated by the selfish need to rid themselves of that which haunts them, even at the expense of another's life. However, the point of this critique will show that their meticulous plans to beat that...

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