1270 words - 5 pagesPaul Laurence Dunbar wrote “WeWeartheMask” in 1896, which was during a time of civil uneasiness in the United States. Considering the time period and the race of the author it would be easy to assume that this poem is strictly referring to the lives of African Americans during this time, but when looking deeper into the poem it is clear that Dunbar is addressing the entire human race. He uses the metaphor of themask to represent the façade that so many people obtain in order to portray a happy and normal lifestyle. The narrator of the poem is Dunbar himself as he explains themask worn not just by African Americans but by the entire human race.
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1368 words - 5 pagesPaul Laurence Dunbar’s “WeWeartheMask” is a lyric poem in which the point of attraction, themask, represents the oppression and sadness held by African Americans in the late 19th century, around the time of slavery. As the poem progresses, Dunbar reveals the façade of themask, portrayed in the third stanza where the speaker states, “But let the dream otherwise” (13). The unreal character of themask has played a significant role over the life of African Americans, whom pretend to put on a smile when they feel sad internally. This ocassion, according to Dunbar, is the “debt we pay to human guile," meaning that their sadness is related to them deceiving others. Unlike his other poemsVIEW DOCUMENT
2552 words - 10 pages this time period he searched through many poets work in order to find his own “voice”.
The poem “ WeWeartheMask” was written by Paul Laurence Dunbar. The poem is about the substantial suffering of black people and how it is essential to mold a happy face that acts as a survival tactic. At the beginning of the poem we see that the people’s hearts are not just"torn" (4) but also "bleeding" (4) which really emphasizes the struggle behind themask. In the median of the poem no one exhibits care for the blacks or attempts to analyze if the people are really happy, and simply disregard it. In contrast, the world’s non caring attitude is also prevalent when the speaker says “Why should the worldVIEW DOCUMENT
1112 words - 4 pagesPaul Laurence Dunbar’s poem, “WeWearTheMask” cleverly talks of the black condition in a language so universal that it could apply to any race of people that tries to hide their emotions from the world in order to survive.
Dunbar argues for the reality of the black man’s plight in America, the black man's struggle for equality in the world, and the struggle for peace within. These are circumstances of the poet’s life that influenced his writing of the poem.
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Paul Laurence Dunbar’s was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1872, to parents who were former slaves. His parents divorced when he was four years old. Dunbar developed aVIEW DOCUMENT
886 words - 4 pagesPaul Laurence Dunbar's poem "WeWearTheMask" is about his views on
racism and the struggle for equality for the African-Americans. What is so
beautifully unique is how he wrote it in an artful, refined dissimulation of his true
self. He is deliberately misleading and often indirect as if to hide beneath his
words, coming across as oblique and delicate at the same time. This further
stresses the idea of themask, being concealing and elusive, in many ways.
This particular piece of work is unequaled, not only to the literary world,
but the author himself. Paul Laurence Dunbar's other poems are written in a
specific dialect, brought on by his African-AmericanVIEW DOCUMENT
1436 words - 6 pagesPaul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes were considered to be early black poets during the twentieth century around the period of civil right movement. “Wewearthemask” and “Theme for English B” were written in 1895 and 1951 respectively. Even there is approximately 50 years gap between these two poems, the theme that these two poems address is somewhat similar. Even though Dunbar uses symbols as figurative devices while Hughes uses Irony, they both have the same goal, which is to point out the racial issues within American society.
Paul Laurence Dunbar was one of the first black poets in his time to confront the hypocrisy he saw around him. “Wewearthemask” was one of his outstandingVIEW DOCUMENT
1186 words - 5 pages Throughout African American history, African Americans have used poems as a way of describing the African American condition in America. One poet who was widely known for using poetry to describe the condition of African Americans in America was Paul Laurence Dunbar. Paul Laurence Dunbar was one of the most prolific poets of his time. Paul Laurence Dunbar used vivid, descriptive and symbolic language to portray images in his poetry of the senseless prejudices and racism that African Americans faced in America. Throughout this essay I will discuss, describe and interpret Sympathy and WeWeartheMask. Both Sympathy and WeWeartheMask were written by PaulVIEW DOCUMENT
1565 words - 6 pagesNever judge a book by its cover. Appearances can greatly deviate from what is hidden on the inside. "Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson, "Wewearthemask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar, and "I'm nobody! Who are you?" by Emily Dickinson each give examples of appearances in contrast to reality. Robinson's "Richard Cory" is essentially about a man who is set upon a golden pedestal by others and due to his suppressed sadness, kills himself. "Wewearthemask" by Dunbar shows us society's use of aVIEW DOCUMENT
616 words - 2 pages symbolism, irony, and other stylistic devices to assist in representing the human condition with its many facets of emotion. The poems, WeWeartheMask, by Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon, are two poems that utilize many stylistic and poetic devices to express certain emotions and personal struggles that are faced by humanity.Paul Laurence Dunbars poem, WeWeartheMask, articulates the emotions and personal struggles faced daily by many in relation to the need to don a mask or hide behind a façade of fake emotions in order to hide how we truly feel. This poem is very powerful in its use of symbolism ofVIEW DOCUMENT
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Poetry is a way of expressing feelings and thoughts on paper. Paul Laurence Dunbar and his former wife, Alice Dunbar-Nelson both wrote poetry in order to express their thoughts and feelings toward different subjects. This essay presents a discussion of the comparisons and contrasts of the poems “I sit and sew” and “Wewearthemask”. “Wewearthemask” was written by Paul Laurence Dunbar and in many ways, it sheds some light of what it is like to experience the physical, mental and spiritual oppression of being black in a predominately white society. The poem “I sit and sew” by Alice Dunbar-Nelson discusses the torment and worthlessness felt by a woman in a predominately male society. OneVIEW DOCUMENT
620 words - 2 pagesIn Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet, there are many themes that appear throughout the play. During the sequence of events in the play we see that there are many obvious themes and many underlying themes. One of these themes that can be seen throughout the play is the way characters appear as one thing, and really are different in their actions at different times. Characters wear a sort of mask to keep them and their feelings inside. We see this with the way that Hamlet hides behind his madness and the way that Claudius puts forth a somewhat kind image when really he is cold and self-serving. Analyzing all the characters we see that this mask of deception theme is a highly fundamental partVIEW DOCUMENT
836 words - 3 pages for its colorful language and a conversational tone,
with a brilliant rhetorical structure. I love Dunbar's poem "WeWeartheMask." One of the most
important features in the poem "WeWeartheMask" is of diction because of the way Dunbar
speaks in the poem you wouldn't think it's a black man in 1896.
The poem starts with "Wewearthemask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and
shades our eyes," and it means a grin and a lie go well together. If you're going to deceive, you
may as well look pleasant. The tension generated by the juxtaposition of two dissociated images
continues throughout the poem. It is allusive of the idea, made popularVIEW DOCUMENT
1230 words - 5 pagesThe poem “ WeWeartheMask” was written by Paul Laurence Dunbar .The poem is about themask, humans wear to disguise pain, sadness, or turmoil when in the company of others. The speaker opens with the title of the poem so that readers know that the “mask” is really important.In the beginning of the poem we see that the people’s hearts are not just"torn" (4) but also "bleeding" (4). which really emphasizes the struggle behind themask. The poem is about people who have a lot of pain, but pretend it is not there by wearing a mask to cover it up.The poem is universal, but it says “We" (1.) At the end of the poem the people still continue to smile while dying on the inside. They believe thatVIEW DOCUMENT
674 words - 3 pages punishments that would better fit our society would be public humiliation. One of the forms of public humiliation in medieval times was to force the convicted the person who committed the crime to wear a mask or hood depending on the type of crime they committed. This form of punishment in today's society would be more acceptable than physical torture and might have a better impact than just imprisonment.When a person commits a crime the punishment today is to lock them in jail. If we used the form of public humiliation like the medieval times, the criminal would be noticed and the public would be aware of the criminal and the type of crime they committed by the design of themask. CaliforniaVIEW DOCUMENT
1468 words - 6 pages newscasts report stories about heroes in all walks of life. What makes the stories even more fascinating is that the most enduring epic, "Gilgamesh," is nearly 4,800 years old. (Lawall, "Gilgamesh" 10). No matter which era, our heroes have these and other certain traits in common. The most unexplained quality is that of being a "common person" or "regular guy." Superheroes such as Superman, Batman, and Spiderman all wearthe masks of "common" individuals to conceal their identities. Beyond their ability to hide the true identities of these superheroes, the "common man" mask helps to spread the notion of each superhero's own persona, albeit for the better or the worse. ThisVIEW DOCUMENT
1641 words - 7 pages with a hockey puck, yet many hockey players chose to play without a visor or face mask. A visor will keep players safe, it will not make them any less manly, and if they wear one all the kids who look up to them will want to wear one. Because of this all professional players should have to wear a visor and have a face mask as an option. A visor or shield is a piece of plastic that attaches to a hockey helmet and goes to about a person’s nose. A visor can protect a player from getting hit in the eyes by pucks, and lose sticks (Ask). A face mask is a cage that covers the players face completely and prevents pucks and sticks from hitting a player in the face. The most common hockey injuries areVIEW DOCUMENT
1087 words - 4 pages of a mask in a façade sense as an attempt of self defense against one another, which is clearly an affect of the media’s dominance. In turn, we are all targets and victims to the controlling media weather we realize it or not.
Advertisers have shaped and evolved our society from the beginning and has made it into what exists currently: It defines what it is to be a “Girl” or a “Boy”, even a man or woman, and images presented of these “supposed” ideal gender definitions have become the basis for our decisions made in our lives everyday. These pressures of social definitions overtake men, women, and children’s thoughts; some of which are feelings the having to lookVIEW DOCUMENT
968 words - 4 pages placed in a private room, and the patient be limited on their transportation. While transporting the patient it is very critical that they are wearing a mask. While transporting the nurse it is not important to wear a mask but it is very importing to wear a mask while entry into the patient's room.
Contact precautions can be described in two ways: Direct contact in which the transmission is done through skin to skin contact and Indirect contact where the transmission is done through the contact of a susceptible host. The patient requires a private room. It is essential to have gloves and a gown on while treating the patient to ensure that your hands do not get contaminated. patientVIEW DOCUMENT
1382 words - 6 pages other animal which is wilder and fiercer than bird, with horn or bumpy mouth. These features in appearance made me take more time to watch this mask. Its color also plays a role in catching people’s eyes. In the dominant and broad black color, red and white contrast with black and stand out well. Even though, colors used are limited and themask has lost its color and became less bright, the colors still make themask conspicuous. Themask is fully painted but it does not hide the texture of the wood. When we take a close look, we can see the grain of wood. Addition to that, themask is displayed its mouth been opened. This let people guess this bird’s mouth can be opened, then their eyesVIEW DOCUMENT
883 words - 4 pages-interest" implies wealth does not come easily and without hard work, this "dream" (225). For land to be attainable or a job to be available, one must work up to their potential to live a successful life. Benjamin Franklin is a great example of a true American who came from a poor family and ended up, not only as one of the presidents of the United States but a wealthy, successful man who believed "I am a strong believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it"(Franklin). In "WeWear a Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar, it digs into the spirit of humanity and explore itsVIEW DOCUMENT
941 words - 4 pages faced with conflict as to what he should do, but because of imperialism as well. He says, " but it gave me a better glimpse than I had had before of the real nature of imperialism " He proves here that imperialism is really a valid source of conflict. He is forced to wear a mask and to fit into it. It is because of imperialism that he is forced to wearthemask, but more importantly the native people exploit themask and do not let him take it off. He acts very brave because a "white man mustn't be frightened in front of the natives, however behind themask he is embarrassed. Later we see him wearing a mask again when he wants to avoid looking like a fool.
He decides that shooting theVIEW DOCUMENT
2470 words - 10 pages nose and upper cheeks. These masks are highly decorated and are held up to the face by a ribbon or a baton. The decorations used are mostly gold, silver, crystals and feathers. While both men and women now wear this mask, it first began as a woman's analog of the Bauta mask. This was because as the girls did not want to hide their beauty, they wanted to cover only a part of their faces.Week two1.Center of Personality:One of the parts of our body was the center of our personality. This meant that when we were told that it was our hands, we would walk around moving nothing but our hands. When we were told it wasVIEW DOCUMENT
1280 words - 5 pages presentations, the actors used megaphones in their masks to reach their enormous audiences. Masks were also used to play female parts in performances, since women were not allowed to perform at the time.
Naomi Tyrell was a guest artist that came to out drama class to teach us about masks and let us experience acting with masks. Throughout the nine classes she was here for, we learned many aspects of masks from her. We learned the basic guidelines for acting with a mask, we learned how to get into character and interact with themask and even how to make a mask ourselves!
Naomi taught us the fundamentals for using a mask, such as never to put on themask in front of the audience, or speakVIEW DOCUMENT
835 words - 3 pages.The United States Army defines 'leadership' as "providing purpose, direction, and motivation." Regardless of how we may feel about the men in Keegan's TheMask of Command, we can not deny that all were more than adept at doing just that: Grant provided the purpose of restoring the Union, Wellington provided easily understood direction in the heat of battle, Alexander motivated his troops by both inciting their warrior-sense of adventure through oratory and through reward of plunder and greatness, and even Hitler provided both purpose and motivation in one simple application--restore Germany to greatness to shake the embarrassment of World War I.If we combineVIEW DOCUMENT
3266 words - 13 pages make the theme of guilt stronger and develop.
This is further emphasized when his betrothed asks Mr. Hooper about themask. Again, Mr. Hooper makes reference to themaskwe all wear “when all of us shall cast aside our veils” (126) and says that he has thus imposed this one upon himself, never to be lifted. He places himself in with others as being the victim of a mask that all wear but which he himself has decided to make it clear. However, we may have some sympathy with Elizabeth here in being betrothed to a man who will never again let her see his beloved face as she asked him “Lift the veil but once, and look me in the face, …” and he replied “…Never! It cannot be! ...” (127), andVIEW DOCUMENT
2487 words - 10 pages those worn by fighter pilots. This mask is part of the treatment that allows me to get a proper night’s rest, like most ordinary people. Instead of OSA running and ruining my life, I have asserted control over OSA and my life; much a pilot commands his airplane.
I have always snored – it runs in my family. You could hear my maternal grandmother through two closed doors. While not quite that loud, my snoring often caused anyone sharing a room with me, including my first wife, to wear earplugs in order to sleep. I am one of the 5% of the population for whom obnoxious snoring is a symptom of OSA (American Academy of Sleep Medicine 3). Snoring occurs when the muscles of the throat relax, allowingVIEW DOCUMENT
1225 words - 5 pages building. Now if you will let me, we will explore the other safer masks. Please follow" and he went on with his boring speech.* * *One of the students, the first girl who had asked why they skipped that mask, got a click on interest on themask. She gathered information from around the museum, and looked in books from the gift shop. She got lots of information, except one tiny but important detail: what did the crooked "J" meant!Finally, she just went and stared at themask, as if waiting for themask to tell her. This old frail looking man came up to her and also observed themask. His eyes narrowed to almost closed slits, and the grunted. Unexpectedly, the man spoke toVIEW DOCUMENT
1385 words - 6 pages heritage of peasant families alive. The idea is to capture daily life through art. The purpose of themask used in this dance is to transform the dancers into the character of a goat.
The tradition still takes place today in many areas of Mexico. However, some parts of Mexico do the dance a little differently. The dance is more common in the central region of Guerrero. In this particular dance, the goat dancers are the primary part of the dance, in other parts of Mexico the goat dancers are just accessories. In the ceremony, the dancers line up in two lines dancing while portraying goats. The dancers wear outfits made of white silk thread with normal tennis shoes and socks. ThemaskVIEW DOCUMENT
1019 words - 4 pages infections, the patient is to be placed in AIIR, which is a airborne infection isolation room. Here the air temperature should be monitored daily, with the door kept shut. The air inside these rooms has negative pressure airflow, meaning the infectious particles will stay within the room. Airborne germs are so small and they can float long distances through the air, so patient isolation will best prevent the disease from spreading. However, if precautions aren’t taken, airborne organisms are prone to spread all over the hospital. Something as simple as a sneeze or a cough can cause the spread of an airborne infection. When transporting the patient, encourage patient to wear a mask, which will actVIEW DOCUMENT
992 words - 4 pagesWilliam Golding used a lot of symbolism when writing his book The Lord of the Flies, and the most interesting symbols used are masks. These masks come in many different forms, and by careful study of events throughout Golding’s novel, one discovers their significance. Physical masks are used by many characters such as Jack and Piggy, and they are perhaps the least ambiguous forms found in the book. The idea of a mask encompasses more than just these literal interpretations, however. Metaphorical masks are used in abundance throughout the book. Much can be revealed about the characters based on how or if they chose to wear their masks, and the major theme of the book is tied closely to theirVIEW DOCUMENT
876 words - 4 pages in the real world I can’t pick on innocent people face -to-face. With Twitter “mask” I can be as many things as I want to be in the Twitter world. Twitter also enables me to discover people who have the same characteristics that I have. The social network is a place where I get to follow people that I know, and also people that I don’t know. By these means, I interact with people and learn the norms of their society and also teach them the norms of my society. This enables me to have a better self-identity.
Through twitter, I am also kept up to date on all the latest fashion trends. First, Twitter enables me to change my wardrobe seasonally. I don’t wearthe things I wore last yearVIEW DOCUMENT
1044 words - 4 pages use only 5 bits instead of 6 we would end up with 30 Hosts per Subnet. (11110 = 30)
Subnetting is used to break a class network into a number of smaller groups of Hosts called a Subnet. For example: a Class "B" network by default has 65,534 Hosts (16 spaces 1111111111111110.) we can break a standard Class "B" network into 30 Subnets each containing 2046 Hosts.
188.8.131.52 = IP Address
255.255.248.0 = Subnet Mask
11111111.11111111 11111 000.00000000
Network Subnet Host
5 spaces (11110) = 30 Subnets
11 spaces (11111111110) = 2046 Hosts
The Network ID is covered by the default Subnet Mask for the Class address. The Subnet ID is covered by the remaining 1's in theVIEW DOCUMENT
1741 words - 7 pagesTheMask". The poem shows how people wear a facade from the world. We all wear masks in front of others whether it is purposely or naturally. It shows how people hide the way they really feel. It seems so many people in this world wear masks. So many are afraid to show others what they're really like. It's amazing what problems can come from it; Problems that may not have existed if the masks weren't there. Everyone wishes to feel accepted in life, and the character in Dunbar’s poem is no exception. We wish to fit in with our peers, so we "wearthemask that grins and lies.” (Dunbar, ). We will hide what we really feel so that we may feel accepted. On the other hand, no one likes beingVIEW DOCUMENT
1138 words - 5 pages cover up their mouse faces, so that the Germans and other Poles do not recognize that they were Jewish. The masks worn by the Jewish mice are used to represent the disguises that Jewish people would have used to escape their detection from Germans and Poles. Jewish people of that time would do anything in their power to blend in, dying their hair, wearing certain clothing, and always taking the mandatory Star of David off of the clothing they owned. Of course, the Jewish people of the time did not wear literal masks like Vladek and Anja of Maus, butVIEW DOCUMENT
722 words - 3 pages surgeons worn their own clothes during surgery. Not using anything like sterilized garments or protective wear on any party of their body. Eventually They started practising wear aprons during medical procedures In 1918 the spanish flu pandemic rose awareness about the spread of the dangerous infection. Nurses and doctor started wearing cotton gauze mask to protect themselves from the sick people that they saw. It was believed that the surrounding white apparel with the bright operating lights caused eye strain for surgeons and staff. In results the whole operating room attire was changed to various shades of green by the 1960’s. Benefits that came from changed the color is it reduce eye fatigueVIEW DOCUMENT
747 words - 3 pages spirit society to be worn at the end of the dry season and at funerals when the ancestor is believed to speak through themask. It is carved from a single piece of wood and worn with a brightly colored, elaborate cloth costume. The white face color symbolizes purity, benevolence, and prestige. The flat circles on the antler-like superstructure suggest small mirror frames, a popular adornment, and streamers and tassels might have been attached as well.I would have liked to have picked more masks so that I could research them and learn about them. In conclusion, we can all tell by the descriptions above that these masks are all one-hundred percent mythological. The masks are beautiful works of art. I believe that mythology was greatly exemplified through art, especially since most of humanity was illiterate during the age when these myth's started. What better way to pass a legend down the generations then with a work of art, after all a picture is worth a thousand words.VIEW DOCUMENT
2315 words - 9 pages” (Pollack 581-97.) The Internet Mask, metaphorically speaking, is a mask that people wear while on the internet because people have more confidence sitting right behind a computer screen then in real life. In recent years, teenagers have become less connected to the real world and more attached to the internet and social medias. When an individual does not like someone, the individual won’t say something to their face but instead they will create a fake profile and attack them online. A person targets a person online because they feel that they have more power and it is safer because the other user does not know who it is. When a user starts attacking someone online the put on the “mask ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1011 words - 4 pagesHave you ever worn a mask before? Maybe themask wasn't a costume mask, but it was a mask to make you seem happy, or seem cool, or anything that made you feel like something than you are not normally. Chances are you have. Trying to fit in with the crowd, a mask is used to obtain the things we cannot reach on our own. Masks are especially common today because of the pressures to belong to the "in" group, or the pressures to succeed. Books, using masks, commonly show the many connotations of masks. They are used to find out what people are for real, on the inside of themask. The imagery of masks is used throughout the book of Twelfth Night. VIEW DOCUMENT
940 words - 4 pages "TheMask of Apollo" revolves around the adventures of Nikeratos, a young actor who travels the countryside of ancient Greece and Sicily while performing in various plays. In one play, Kadmos by Sophokles the Younger, Nikeratos is required to wear an old mask of Apollo as part of his costume. Themask is fifty years old and is rumored to bring good luck. Nikeratos is impressed with themask and comes to believe that it possesses special powers. He begins to make reverent gestures toward it as when he places a bay-sprig above it and sprinkles drops of wine on the floor in front of it.
During one performance of the play a battle breaks out with a neighboring town. As the actorsVIEW DOCUMENT
1220 words - 5 pagesWilliam Golding’s masterful use of symbolism is exemplified in his book Lord of the Flies, in which he uses masks to represent . These masks come in many forms, and by careful study of events throughout Golding’s novel, one discovers their significance. Physical masks are used by many characters such as Jack and Piggy, and they are perhaps the least ambiguous forms found in the book. The idea of a mask encompasses more than just these literal interpretations, however. Metaphorical masks are used in abundance throughout the book, and much can be revealed about the characters based on how or if they chose to wear their masks. The significance of these masks is also tied closely to the themeVIEW DOCUMENT
2284 words - 9 pages veil, without rising above it.
In Sonia Sanchez's "Masks" (Lauter, 2649), the author makes a unique merger of Dunbar's mask in the poem "WeWeartheMask" (Lauter, 389) and Du Bois' metaphor of the veil. Her poem urges Blacks to ascend the veil while wearing "the white mask/full of the chalk sky [lines 17, 18].
This is undoubtedly Dunbar's mask that "grins and lies" [line 1]. Sanchez addresses the beauty of Du Bois metaphor beginning at line 19 of the work.
Entering the temple On this day of Sundays I hear the word spoken By the unhurried speaker who speaks of unveiled eyes (emphasis added) O bring the chalk mask Full of altitudes Straight in this chair Tall in an unrehearsed role IVIEW DOCUMENT
1999 words - 8 pages continuously while saying “Die! Die!Why won’t you die!.” V then states that under his mask is an idea and ideas can never die. V grabs Creedy by the neck and break it killing him instantly. We then see V pull from under his clothes a sort of metal armor that he was using to stop the bullets. This scene best represents the immense action that makes this movie great. This scene has the right balance of fighting and gore you want to see in a movie. It doesn’t over do it like most high profile action movies with 10 minutes of combat or a lot of blood. this scenes is over in roughly 3 minutes which shows the quickness of V and leaves a lot more time for the end of the movie. the blood is onlyVIEW DOCUMENT
651 words - 3 pages, multiculturalism is part of the backbone of this country, to mask it by making each student conform to one look is a ridicules idea and goes against many ideals that we have been taught since we were little. Students who have difficulty dealing with peers from foreign backgrounds in school will most certainly have a difficult time in real life when they acquire a job. Masking this problem early on by means conformity will not help the student in any way later on in life Canada thrives on the basis of freedom, free speech, free expression and ideas with out the fear of being ridiculed or punished by our government our society for voicing our thoughts and opinions. Youth is all about individualityVIEW DOCUMENT
2757 words - 11 pagesthe drawer again.KIM Right here! She hands the flashlight to SCOTT.SCOTT Ok, I'll go do it...I'll wear my mask to scare people off! Scott puts on the hockey mask.JENNIFER You don't need themask to do that, but we'll come outside and watch you anyway, you big baby.They start to go out the door.SCOTT That's more like it! KIM Just remember to hurry down there. The flood light that lights the back yard is run on a battery, so if you take too long, it may be totally dark! SCOTT Ok, Kim.They go outside and SCOTT starts on his way to the shed.I always get suckered into stuff like this! JENNIFER Wah! Wah! Wah! KIM The generator's on the left when youVIEW DOCUMENT
1392 words - 6 pages goes on inside the walls of the perfect household, and how they act towards each other. American Beauty is about the masks wewear in our society. Each character seems to wear there own masks during the movie for their own reasons. Whether they are dealing with their work, family, or just life in general.
The father/husband of the supposedly “All American Family” seems to be hiding under the infamous “mask“ throughout the movie. He lives a life where he is constantly overpowered by his wife and co-workers day by day. Lester wakes up everyday only to show the community that he cares about his wife Carolyn, but when he really knows his relationship has taken a turn for the worse. He makesVIEW DOCUMENT
1108 words - 4 pages kind...And furthermore we all know that you don't have a daddy." After that day he never wanted to return to school and felt shame everywhere he went. This seven year old boy, who dreamt of a better world, bares a striking resemblance to Harrison Bergeron's yearning for social change.The story Harrison Bergeron written by Kurt Vonnetgut, Jr. is about an "equal" society in which everyone is totally equal. For example if someone had a beautiful talent to share with the world that person had to imperfect the talent in someway so that it would be legal in that society, such as making someone who was extremely pretty wear a hideous mask. In this storyVIEW DOCUMENT
1629 words - 7 pages beginning of the play A Doll's House is similar to the beginning of the novel The Stranger in that both Nora and Marie appear playful and childlike but we later discover that again this is merely a mask. In The Stranger, as stated before, Marie is very childish and giggly when she meets Meursault. The same goes for Nora. She appears very childish in the opening scene when Helmer calls her 'my little skylark'(148) and 'little squirrel'(148). She hides her macaroons like a child hiding something that she should not have, before going to see Torvald her husband. This seemed to be an act or a mask because it is unusual to see a normal woman act like a child. It is not totally obvious at first thatVIEW DOCUMENT
599 words - 2 pages://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navy_blue" title="Navy blue">navy blue only. If you wish to wear a sweater it has to be either white, navy blue, grey or black the same goes for the shoes. These colors aren't bad at all belive me. At an Elementary (which I will not name) a long time ago the uniform had to be a yellow collar shirt or blouse and a skirt which had many colors such as yellow and black and only boys could wear pants. If you think we had it bad think of those poor kids who had to wear yellow and black.The reasons why we have to wear a uniform are quite obvious. Reason number one its for our safety. Belive it or not these uniforms protect us. Unfortually we live in aVIEW DOCUMENT
982 words - 4 pages to sneak up on a pig. While wearing themask, the boys are invisible; they are anonymous The effects of the face painted masks only go so far, by the time full animalism occurs the boys wear masks all the time, not only to hunt for pigs anymore. “He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling. He capered toward Bill, and themask was a thing of its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness” (64) This quotes shows the effects of themask and how it transforms them into beast. The masks of face paint show their liberation from morals and civilization permanently turning them into their true forms.
However, Lord of the FliesVIEW DOCUMENT
1271 words - 5 pages "psyche," he puts into words, into drama, the struggle of the mind over issues of the soul.
"The Minister's Black Veil," was Hawthorne's way of pointing out that we all wear a black veil. The "black veil" in this story was symbolic of how we isolate ourselves from others, and hide our faults, our secret sins, our insecurities from others--under a mask or veil. Mr. Hooper died a lonely, isolated old man--separated from others by the "symbolic" black veil, and the distance others put between them and him because of it.
Hawthorne chose to show Mr. Hooper as being isolated because of the black veil--not because of any deep, dark, secret guilt. This is as it is with us. It isn'tVIEW DOCUMENT