The Troubadour Podcast

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

April 04, 2020 Kirk j Barbera
The Troubadour Podcast
The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
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The Troubadour Podcast
The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
Apr 04, 2020
Kirk j Barbera

A prosperous prince isolates himself in his castle along with 1,000 revellers, while a plague devastates the country-side. 

This is the essence of this very short story by Poe.

When, today, we have the King of Thailand ordering arrests for people who go outside, while he holds up in a harem with 20 women, this story seems more real than fantasy.

Yet, I will be arguing there is a much deeper psychological story being told right under our eyes. It is one of fear and terror of course. Unfortunately, it will hit much closer to home than Thailand.

Enjoy this discussion and reading of a masterpiece by Edgar Allan Poe.

Show Notes

A prosperous prince isolates himself in his castle along with 1,000 revellers, while a plague devastates the country-side. 

This is the essence of this very short story by Poe.

When, today, we have the King of Thailand ordering arrests for people who go outside, while he holds up in a harem with 20 women, this story seems more real than fantasy.

Yet, I will be arguing there is a much deeper psychological story being told right under our eyes. It is one of fear and terror of course. Unfortunately, it will hit much closer to home than Thailand.

Enjoy this discussion and reading of a masterpiece by Edgar Allan Poe.