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I'm not quite sure about "symbols" of arrogance, but Prospero demonstrates his arrogance by throwing this party when the world outside the castle walls is dying from the plague. He believes that his fame and fortune can save him and his guests from the death that awaits them outside. His arrogance is brought down to size when the Red Death shows up at his masquerade ball as a guest. The lesson is that no matter who you are, death will find you.
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