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Masking Fear: A Focus on Characterization in Poe's "Masque of the Red Death"

Unit 8: Literacy: Brooding, Dark and Gothic Poetry and Short Stories (Romanticism Part II)
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: SWBAT analyze how Poe's central character, Prince Prospero, portrays the elements of Gothic literature through collaborative small-group discussion.

Big Idea: Trying to escape, Poe's Prince Prospero is reveling and drinking those moments when the redness of death hits him.

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masque of the red death by harry clarke
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