We Wear the Mask
We Wear the Mask Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Lies and Deceit
Sure the mask might look nice with all those smiles and grins, but it's certainly not helping matters in, "We Wear the Mask." The lies and deceit aren't just reserved for the outside world either....
This isn't the sort of suffering you may experience after breaking up with your girlfriend. The kind of pain we sense in "We Wear the Mask" comes when the speaker's whole world appears cold and ind...
We know that Dunbar avoids including any specifics in "We Wear the Mask." We also know that he did this on purpose, perhaps with the intention of amplifying his poetic references to masks and decep...
Society and Class
No matter where you are, there's no getting around issues of society and class. In Dunbar's "We Wear the Mask," society looks mighty cold and even a little dumb, when it comes to the realities the...
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