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The doors for the abbey are wielded shut, meaning no one can get out or get in. While the people suffering from the painful death from the plague, Prince Prospero is inside the abbey, laughing and dancing with his friends and knights. He seems to distract himself from what’s happening outside, by simply trying to block it out with the joys of music and dancing. The abbey is filled to the brim with all the makings of an incredible party: lots of food, jesters, dancers, musicians, and wine. Prince Prospero, the ruler of said kingdom currently being ravaged by the Red Death, is “happy” and “dauntless” and decides he doesn’t want to bother with the disease. So he takes a thousand of his knights and maidens and shuts himself up with them in a hidden “castellated abbey. ” The prince instructs the stranger or the “Red Death”, in human form to be seized, but all of his fellow people are too frightened to seize him. So the prince decides to draw his dagger and hastily make his way through the six chambers, which he does, but when he gets to the seventh, or final door, he’s met face to face with the “Red Death”. Now, while Prince Prospero was making his way through the other rooms, the Red Death had gotten to everyone else inside the abbey, like it did to the people outside. “The Masque of the Red Death”, was written as a voluptuous masquerade ball, and a mysterious figure shows up dressed as a victim of the “Red Death”, but it actually is the “Red Death”. Poe’s Related posts: