Red Masque of Death Read through and highlight anything you think is important to the story Use of descriptive language Theme Setting Questions 1. How does the suite the party is held in contribute to the story’s feeling of terror? Include three details from the story to support your response. 2. How does the clock described in lines 71- 79 contribute to the story’s developing suspense? What does each of the following reveal about Prince Prospero? His response to the crisis in his country (lines 1-12) His plans for the masquerade (lines 86-94) His response to the masked figure (lines 144-152) Allegory Is a work of art with two levels of meaning. Characters and objects stand for ideas outside the work, such as good or evil. An allegory is often meant to teach a moral lesson, allegories often feature simple characters and unnamed settings, somewhat like fairytales. Examples- Animal Farm, Wall-E, The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe Poe Vs King Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56 R3hU-fWZY Stephen King “Danse Macabre” pg 647 1. How does King’s essay help to explain the success of suspenseful books and movies of the twentieth and twenty-first century? Support your response with examples from your own reading or film viewing Questions 2. Why according to King, is a closed door more frightening than what is actually behind the door (Lines 12-13)? Explain. 3. What elements in “The Masque of the Red Death” illustrate what King means with his metaphor of a closed forbidden door? Explain your answer, citing evidence from Poe’s story.