The Mask

View Paper
Pages: 3
(approximately 235 words/page)

Essay Database > Literature > English
What is Behind Your Mask? Every minute of every day people wear a mask. A mask to hide the true identity of their feelings. The 1896 poem "We Wear the Mask", Paul Laurence Dunbar illustrates this theory. People wear mask for many different reasons but mostly to hide their true self from society. The message portrayed by Dunbar is that it is one's self right to wear a mask as they so choose. The first couplet …

showed first 75 words of 730 total
Sign up for EssayTask and enjoy a huge collection of student essays, term papers and research papers. Improve your grade with our unique database!
showed last 75 words of 730 total
…they are painful. I also feel that if you continually ware you mask you will soon lose touch of who you really are. It is more accepted now than when the poem was written to share or seek help, counsel, from one. I strongly suggest that if you have spent a lifetime behind your mask and are full of intense feelings and emotions that you do swallow you pride and seek professional help. Bibliography none