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Mask of Face Paint symbolism prezi

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Mary Budz

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Throughout this novel, the symbol continued to become worse. The mask started out as a way to efficiently hunt pigs and turned into a way to raid and harm other children without being identified. Mary Budz and Paige Reinert
Period:4 Lord of the Flies Symbol Project Mask of Face Paint Jack said...
"For hunting, like in war. You know-dazzle paint. Like things trying to look like something else-" He twisted in the urgency of telling. " Like moths on a tree trunk."...'Roger understood and nodded gravely'(Golding 63). Symbolism This is the first time Jack uses paint to cover and disguise his face. His full intention at this point in the novel is to hunt by using the mask as camouflage to sneak up on the pigs without them noticing. Later on in this book, Jack develops different uses for the mask. Foreshadowing Immediately, when Jack suggested the idea of using a mask Roger was on board. Roger loved this idea and willingly put on the paint. The other children were very opposed to this idea and many of them, like Bill, ran away from Jack. This is a foreshadow about Roger and his loyalty to Jack. This proves he is just as cruel as Jack. Chapter 11 Castle Rock
Eric made a detaining gesture. "But they'll be painted! You know how it is." The others nodded. They understood only too well the liberation into savagery that the concealing paint brought. " Well, we wont be painted," said Ralph, "because we aren't savages." (Golding 172). Symbolism All the children have grown to fear the face masks. They all know that the painted masks symbolize harsh behavior. Once Jacks group has on the masks they act in a very cruel manor because they know they cant get punished. The children with Ralph don't want to venture to Jacks side because they know they will get hurt. Taking a stand Jack hates the masks. He is determined not to lower himself to Jacks level. He realizes that the masks cause inhumane behavior and he wants nothing to do with it. Throughout this book Ralph stays true to his beliefs of a civil community. The mask of face paint symbolizes actions without responsibilities. the masks disguises the kids true identity allowing them to not take ownership for wrong doings. Becuase of this, the masks later come to symbolize cruel behavior. Quote #1 Chapter 4
Painted Faces and Long Hair Quote #4 Chapter 8 Gift for the Darkness Quote #2 Chapter 10 The Shell and the Glasses Quote #3 Jack said...
"We'll raid them and take fire. There must be four of you; Henry and you, Robert and Maurice. We'll put on paint and sneak up"(Golding 136). Symbolism This quote proves that the face mask provides a new identity to each boy. They preform actions they normally would not think of in order to survive. It comes across as a necessary component when doing something dangerous or bad. The narrator explained...
"The chief was sitting there, naked to the waist, his face blocked out on white and red.(1) ... The chief's blush was hidden by the white and red clay(2)"(Golding 160-161). Part 1 The first part of this quote shows that the face paint can represent power. The chief wearing it is a validation that the leaders/ disision makers of the group make themselves stand out by using the face paint. Part 2 The second part of this quote proves that the face paint helps people hide their true emotion and identity. The chief who is suppose to be the strongest one in the group both physically and emotionally gets embarrassed and the face paint helps hide his true emotions.
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