The story is an emphasis on the fact that there is no avoiding death, no matter how hard you try, which is the overall theme. The reasoning behind this is due American Romanticism, created in and lasting through The text tells the story of Prince Prospero whose town is being plagued by the dreaded Red Death.
The physical arrangement of the seven rooms also lends itself to this allegorical interpretation: 1 the first room lies furthest East, or where the sun rises; 2 the last room lies furthest West, or where the sun sets; 3 the rooms are arranged in such a manner "that vision embraced but little more than one at a time" in the same way life only provides short glimpse into the future.
He reveals this in the book by showing all the people closed up in the abbey that belongs to Prince Prospero. At the age of two, Poe lost his mother.
Each of the seven main rooms that make up the apartments is decorated exclusively in a different colour, from blue to black. The ball therefor is the height and symbol of hedonism within this text,- and that 1 Knowles and Moon Introducing Metaphor pp —Abingdon: Routledge.
Another symbol Poe utilizes in his description of Prospero's castle is that of the large ebony clock which is located in the blackness of the west wing. The prince's name, Prospero, generally denotes happiness and prosperity.
Blood was its Avatar and it seal - the redness and the horror of blood