5th Annual WML Academic Symposium

Time: 11:00-11:20
Room: 312
Presenter: Ashleigh Bilodeau
Title: Murderous Motives and a Multitude of Masks
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Sherry Truffin, English

Masks in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “William Wilson” can represent death, revenge, secrecy, and false identity. They place psychological as well as emotional strains on characters and suppress their inner self with a faux visage.