The Masque of the Red Death by: Edgar Allan Poe


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1. Make a list of facts you learned from the story.
2. List the characters and describe them.
3. List five new words you learned in the book. Write down their dictionary pronunciation
and meaning.
4. If you could continue the story, what events would you include? Why?
5. Tell in your own words how the setting of the story made it more interesting.
6. If you were in a problem situation like one in the book, how would you have acted?
Be sure to tell what the situation is.
7. What lesson did you learn from the story?
8. In a good paragraph, state the main idea of the book.
9. Identify one problem in the book and give an alternate solution one not given by the
10. What do you think is the most interesting part of the book? Why?

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The Masque of the Red Death by: Edgar Allan Poe

  1. 1. The Masque of the Red Death
  2. 2. •Introduction•Question and Answer
  3. 3. • writtenby Edgar Allan Poe• published in Graham’s Magazine (1842) The story follows Prince Prospero whoabandoned his people to avoid the plaguecalled the Red Death. He hides in his abbeywith his friends . They hold a masqueradeparty in the seven rooms of his abbey whenan uninvited person arrives. This person is avictim of the Red Death and because of himeveryone who is in the abbey dies.
  4. 4. A wealthy ruler who escapes to a castle-likeabbey to avoid an epidemic disease called “Red Death”; selfish ruler
  5. 5. - full of sensualdelight, pleasure, sensualgratifications, spentenjoyment of luxury- sexy, curvy, full-figured
  6. 6. ˈmə-mər-a person wearing amask-another way ofsaying masker-a performer oractor
  7. 7. ˈgā-ə-tē- festive activity or celebration-having battlements-like a castle
  8. 8. -decorative art characterized bycombining human, animal, and plant ina fantastic way-distorted and unnatural in shape orsize; abnormal and hideous
  9. 9. • I’ll introduce another character that can helpthe people suffering from the disease calledRed Death. This person knows the solution tostop the epidemic. In the end, he’ll become thenew prince.• because I want people to know that even theimpossible things can happen. I don’t want them tolose hope and just escape to what problem theyhave. I want them to realize that not everybody isselfish.
  10. 10. • The setting of the story was at the castle-like abbeyof the prince where the masquerade party was held.The setting of the story was amazing because if youanalyze it deeply, you will see that it has a deepermeaning like the different colors of the seven roomswhich symbolizes people stages in life from the timewe’re born until the time we’ll die.
  11. 11. If I were in the situation like in the story, wherepeople were dying because of an epidemicdisease, I will never abandon them. I’ll researchwhat’s the cause of it and how are we going toavoid it. And if I’m not able to fulfill this at least Iwas able to make them feel that they are not aloneand I was able to help them until the last breatheof my life.
  12. 12. We should never be selfish. Think ofothers.We should accept that all of us willdie even the rich people in thisworld are not exempted.We should live our life to thefullest.
  13. 13. The main idea of the book is how noone can escape death and how beingselfish, rich, or powerful will notsave you from dying.
  14. 14. One of the problem in the story was whenPrince Prospero abandoned his people or escapedto avoid the plague.An alternative solution would be that, PrinceProspero should face the problem and notabandon his people. He should search for asolution that can reduce or cure the disease, evenif he’ll fail in the end.
  15. 15. The most interesting part of the book waswhen the uninvited guest showed up at theparty. It made the story more exciting becauseyou wouldn’t know or predict what wouldhappen next.