The Masque of the Red Death Questions and Answers
by Edgar Allan Poe

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How do the people in the abbey meet a tragic end during the event?

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Appropriately enough, given the story's title, Prince Prospero and his guests are all finished off by the red death, that deadly plague which has been stalking the land, leaving death and misery in its wake. Prospero and his guests believed that by holing themselves up inside the fastness of the castellated abbey they were safe and secure from the raging pestilence ravaging the countryside outside. How little did they know!

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