Mask In Lord Of The Flies

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A mask is an apparatus that covers the face in order to frighten or entertain others. In the novel the Lord of the Flies, the author William Golding uses the mask to disguise, camouflage/hide and most importantly free the boys from shame and consciousness allowing the boys to lose their sense of civilization. In this essay I will analyze Golding uses the mask in chapter four, agreeingly entitled “Painted Faces and Long Hair” . One of the masks uses is to disguise one's identity, Jack paint his face and goes hunting for pigs with the boys.“For hunting. Like in the war… Like things trying to look like something else”. Earlier in the novel Jack was hunting a pig with the boys and missed the knife kill, which embarrassed him, therefore now with