In Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death," what are the colors in the chambers of the castle and what are the window colors?

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Noelle Thompson eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Although I am sure there are many more chambers in Prospero's castle as a whole, there are seven chambers prominent during the party.  In regards to the colored chambers and their window hue:

These windows were of stained glass whose color varied in accordance with the prevailing hue of the decorations of the chamber into which it opened.  

There were seven chambers, each of different colors.  The first was blue with blue windows.  The second was purple with purple windows.  The third was green with green windows.  The fourth was orange with orange windows.  The fifth was white with white windows.  The sixth was violet with violet windows.  However, it was the seventh and final chamber that varied from the rest:

The seventh apartment was closely shrouded in black velvet tapestries that hung all over the ceiling and down the walls, falling in heavy folds upon a carpet of the same material and hue. But in this chamber only, the color of the windows failed to correspond with the decorations. The panes here were scarlet—a deep blood color.

Therefore, the seventh chamber was black with blood-red windows:  a perfect home for the Red Death.

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