Perspectives

To improve your understanding of “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe, we will help you…

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Literary period

Edgar Allan Poe is considered one of the most important Romantic writers from America. His prose falls within the…

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Works by the same author

Edgar Allan Poe was a prolific author of both poems and short stories. Most of his short stories deal with topics related to death and madness. For instance, the story “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” explores the same theme of the inevitability of death but in a more scientific-like context. A mesmerist is performing an experiment on a dying patient, aimed at suspending his consc…

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Works with the same theme

“The School” (1974) by Donald Barthelme is a more modern story which observes the…

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References to pop culture

“The Masque of the Red Death” has been adapted into a film with the same name in 1964 by Roger Corman, but also into various short movies through recent years. For instance, we recommend the following short film [1]  which is an animated interpretation of Poe’s story.

Additionally, the short story has been referred to in pop cultu…

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