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Prince Prospero: The Masque of the Red Death

Main character of The Masque of the Red Death. His refusal to accept death and his arrogance in thinking his wealth and power render him invincible make Prospero a symbol for not only all who refuse to acknowledge the reality of mortality, but also of the upper class that feels it is untouchable even by death.

Mysterious Guest: The Masque of the Red Death

Represents death and the inevitability of death to "come in," no matter how hard one may try to keep it out.

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