Prince Prospero and his followers retreat to his palace to have a huge party in honor of life. Prince Prospero and his followers believe that life is too short to live un-enjoyed so they celebrate the gift of life in seven different rooms dressed up in amazing costumes.
The series of rooms that the parties took place in were huge and had no lamps or candelabrum. All of the rooms had little or no light. The colors of the rooms pretty much described how you would feel and everything in the rooms were the same color but different shade. The rooms were colors of blue, purple green, orange, white, violet, and black. The rooms all had a special something to it. Blue, with its vivid windows; purple, with its ornaments and tapestries that made your pane feel purple; and green, that even had green casements. "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." The panes of the black velvet room were of a deep blood red color.
A person dressed as death disrupted the party. Although people were to dress up to go to these parties, no one would ever think about dressing as death. As the skeleton walked vigorously through every room, the people stood in a glance of horror, and couldn't believe their eyes.
The life that Prospero brought to the people inside was happy. Prospero wanted everyone to be happy with their lives and not to waist them. The people outside, however, were able to live their lives adventurously and got to visit unbelievable places. Although Prospero thought that living inside and partying all of the time would bring happiness, I think that he was the one that was missing all of the happiness because he couldn't adventure through the wonderful world.
I think Prospero is too afraid of plague. Prospero needs to live life to the fullest, yes, but he also needs to enjoy the world and live a little less afraid of death and plague.