Masque of the Red Death

The Masque of the Red Death” Literary Response (1xM)
Write a response to one of the following prompts.
1 – Reflect on Poe’s imagery in this selection. How does the masquerade feel like a disorienting dream? How does this add to the Gothic characteristics of the story? 2 – How does Poe’s use of symbolism and archetypes contribute to the stories Gothic characteristics? 3 – Despite all precautions, Red Death still infiltrates the abbey. Given the time period. what can be inferred about Prince Prospero’s leadership decisions and how does Poe’s personal life affect his portrayal of those in leadership? 4- I-low does the innate flaw of humanity contribute to the increased sense of horror through the gothic characteristic of confinement?