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1 Bellwork #Imagine that a serious contagious illness is spreading across the country. Hospitals desperately need volunteers to help care for the sick. But you have an isolated cabin deep in the woods where you could go with a few friends or family members. What would you do? Explain.(1/2 page)
3 ABOUT THE AUTHOR:“stories and poems dwell on the supernatural and on crime, torture, prematureburial, and death”“reflects the dark,nightmare side ofthe imagination”
4 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: American author and poet Known for Horror, Suspense, Mystery, and Gothic Fiction.Family and friends abandoned him or DIED!Married his 13 year old cousinSuffered from loneliness and had a drinking and gambling problem.The cause of his death remains unknown!!!Edgar Allan Poe( )
5 “The Masque of the Red Death” THE TITLE???“The Masque of the Red Death”
6 Masque (masquerade)-a party at which masks and costumes are worn.
7 Black PlaguePlague is a contagious bacterial disease that spreads rapidly and is usually fatal.The most infamous plague is the Black Death that spread throughout Europe in the 1300s and caused 25 million deaths.
8 Red DeathThe Red Death is Poe’s fictional disease where the victim is overcome by convulsive agony and sweats blood instead of water.The plague is said to kill within half an hour.
9 “The ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country “The ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country. No pestilence [disease] had ever been so fatal [deadly], or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar [embodiment] and its seal—the redness and the horror of blood” (Poe 421).
13 ALLEGORYAn allegory is a narrative work with two levels of meaning: the literal (obvious), and the symbolic.All (or most) of the characters, settings, and events in an allegory are symbols that stand for ideas beyond themselves.The overall purpose of an allegory is to teach a moral lesson.
14 = Allegory Basic Plot Symbol + Symbol + Symbol Scarecrow, Tin Man, LionBasic Plot= AllegorySymbol + Symbol + SymbolWisdom, Heart, Courage
15 IMAGERY Language that appeals to one or more of the five senses. “There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse [severe] bleeding at the pores... [there were] scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim” (Poe 421).
21 BLASPHEMOUS(adj.) showing disrespect or scorn for God or anything sacred.
22 Read and discuss the text (as you read) Ask yourself: What moral lesson does Poe teach the reader through his use of allegorical symbols in this story?Ask yourself: Which of Poe’s sensory details help generate suspense?
23 Bellwork # The gleaming snow gave the scene a _______ quality. Using your vocabulary words, choose the word that best fits the sentence. Also, write the definition next to the word.The gleaming snow gave the scene a _______ quality.As she grew angrier, her words became increasingly _________.A _______ rain often leads to flooding.Sometimes, wild dancing makes dancers seem ________.Her smiling ______ revealed her happiness.
24 BELLWORK #Answer the following questions in complete sentences. DO NOT write the questions!How do Prince Prospero and his friends try to escape the Red Death?What are three symptoms victims have when they get the Red Death?What word would you use to describe Prince Prospero? Include a detail from the story.What kind of life do the prince and his guests lead while in the abbey?What do the seven rooms and their structure symbolize?
31 To serve as lighting, there are large bowls of burning coals between the rooms. In the black room there stands a huge ebony grandfather clock.
32 The decorations match the color of each room. There is a Gothic window in each room which panes match the color of the room.The black room’s window panes are the only exception: its panes are “blood” red.
33 3. Explain how the party is constantly disrupted. Every time the clock strikes off another hour, the orchestra stops playing and the people stop dancing.
34 4. Compare life outside the palace with the life of the people Prospero brought inside. WealthPovertyFantasyRealityLifeDeath; DestructionHappinessSorrowHealthDisease/SicknessHopeDespair
35 5. Why does the visitor frighten the guests? Describe his appearance. Because he suddenly and mysteriously appears out of nowhereBecause he looks like someone with the Red Death PlagueBecause he just walks to and fro and doesn't talk
36 Describe the intruder’s appearance and behavior. It has a tall, gaunt appearanceIt is “shrouded” with the “habiliments” of the deadIt resembles someone with the red death disease.Its face is dabbed in blood.
37 6. List three aspects of how Poe builds terror in the story: Description of the plague’s symptomsDoors welded shut; one couldn't leave even if one wanted toDim, pulsing lights from the burning coalsBlack room with the red panesAppearance and behavior of the intruderClock constantly stopping the party
38 LITERARY FOCUS 7. A. Define Allegory: A type of story in which the characters, settings, and events are an interconnected series of SYMBOLS.The deeper or symbolic meaning of the story contains a LESSON ABOUT LIFE.
39 One cannot escape his or her fate or death. B. What is the allegorical lesson in the story? (write in the 3rd Person)One cannot escape his or her fate or death.
40 SYMBOLS What might each Symbol from the story represent?
41 He represents mankind's futile (pointless) attempt to live forever. 8. Prince Prospero –Wealth; prosperityHe represents mankind's futile (pointless) attempt to live forever.
42 9. The masqueradeFantasy; escaping from reality
43 More specifically, the Red Death Plague 10. The masked figure –Death in general;More specifically, the Red Death Plague
44 11. The Ebony Clock A reminder of reality That time is passing and life is coming to an end.
45 The Seven Stages of Life 12. The seven roomsThe Seven Deadly Sins1. pride, 2. envy, 3. gluttony [greediness], 4. sloth [laziness], 5. lust [desire], 6. avarice [materialism], 7. wrath [anger]The Seven Stages of Life(infancy, childhood, teen years, young adulthood, middle age, old age, death)The Life Cycle
46 Naïve Heartless Not a leader Rich 13. What two words can you use to describe Prince Prospero? Make sure that you provide an example from the story.NaïveHeartlessNot a leaderRich
47 14. List three details that you learned about Edgar Allan Poe. American author and poetKnown for Horror, Suspense, Mystery, and Gothic Fiction.Family and friends abandoned him or DIED!Married his 13 year old cousinSuffered from loneliness and had a drinking and gambling problem.The cause of his death remains unknown!!!
48 15. Why do the revelers (guests) avoid the seventh room? Because it is a reminder of the outside world (reality; plague)The scarlet-red windows give the illusion that they are drenched in blood.
49 16. What is the climax of the horror story? When the masked figure appears at the masquerade ball and Prince Prospero attempts to stab him.OrWhen Prince Prospero dies and some of the revelers unmask the stranger and find that there is no one behind the mask.