masque of the red death

write an eassy. Edgar Allen Poe wrote “Masque of the Red Death” as an allegory for the topic of avoidance.  Begin your response by summarizing what you think is the story’s allegorical meaning–the symbolic meaning behind the surface narrative.  Then explain what you interpret are the consequences of avoidance according to the story.  Be sure to cite at least three examples from “Masque of the Red Death.”