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IN THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, WHAT ARE THE SYMBOLS OF ARROGANCE IN REGARDS TO...

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mskitty43 | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted November 19, 2007 at 5:15 AM via web

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IN THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, WHAT ARE THE SYMBOLS OF ARROGANCE IN REGARDS TO PROSPERO'S ATTITUDE?

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clane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted November 19, 2007 at 11:33 PM (Answer #1)

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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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