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of his friends inside his castle while the entire town around them died. He soon realized there was an uninvited guest who turned out to be the Red Death and in turn each of the guests died. Edgar Allan Poe’s difficult life was reflected in almost every work that ever left his pen. His collection portrayed encounters of social isolation, periods of fear and irrationality, and extreme bouts with alcoholism. His obsession with the subject of death, particularly the death of a beautiful woman, was expressed in a majority of his works. “The one thing certain is that no American writer of Poe’s distinction ever died a more lonely or pathetic death” (Poulter 3).