What is Poe saying about life or death?

What is Poe saying about life or death?

What is Poe saying about life or death?

What is Poe saying about life or death?

Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death” simply reveals that no one can escape death. The host takes every precaution and seals out the world, but to no avail.  Death gets in anyway. The “figure in question,” as it is referred to, had “…out-Heroded Herod,” and was “…shrouded from head to foot in the habiliments [cloths fit for a corpse] of the grave.”  The mask that covers its face “…was made so nearly to resemble the countenance of a stiffened corpse that the closest scrutiny must have had difficulty in detecting the cheat [detecting how it was made or in what way it is fake].” Soon, Prospero, the host, is dead, and so is everyone else.
What is Poe saying about life or death?
What is Poe saying about life or death?
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What is Poe saying about life or death?
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