The Masque of the Red Death PPT

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Blue room---CALM/TRANQUILITY
Purple room—ROYALTY
Green room---LUCK/ENVY
Orange room ---CAUTION
White room---PURITY/PEACE
Violet room ---FEMININITY
Black room –--EVIL/FEAR/DEATH
Scarlet – DANGER/DESIRE/BLOOD
The number 7 symbolizes
the Seven Deadly Sins:
BLUE – Birth
 PURPLE – Growth
 GREEN- Youth
 ORANGE- Autumn of
life
 WHITE-Age (white
hair & bones)
 VIOLET- Darkness
 BLACK- Death
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

The Red Death
walked from Blue
Room to the Black
Room---it walks the
course of life,
leading from birth
to death.
Prospero & his
followers
metaphorically &
literally walk the
“course of life to
death”
The Clock = The Passing of Life
The Masquerade = Fantasy,
Escape from Reality
Castellated Abbey =
Confinement;
Worldly Power; Threatening
 “like
a thief in the night” = a line taken from
the Thessalonians 5:4 (referring to last
judgment when you least expect it)
 Represents the end of the world
 Prince & followers (sinners) ignore the
inevitable & were “caught unprepared”;
indulging in the “pleasures of the world”
 Poe may have been trying to warn people ---to
be prepared for death and not to act like we
will live forever
“And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death
held illimitable dominion over all”
 Decide
on an OVERALL THEME for your room
 You MUST have at least 6 items that
specifically symbolize something
 You MUST COLOR your room.
 Make a “Legend” for your symbols
 Your title is the THEME of your room
 You will be graded on: CREATIVITY,
PARTICIPATION, 6 ITEMS meaning/theme
REMEMBER:
THIS IS A
TEST GRADE!!!
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