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Have you ever worn a mask before Maybe the mask wasnt 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 the mask The imagery of masks is used throughout the book of Twelfth Night Shakespeare uses the imagery of masks to reveal characters true emotions and to express the power of raw beauty Shakespeare uses this imagery through all of his characters in the play but especially the two characters of Viola and Feste The perfect example of the use of the masking imagery can be seen through Feste Acting as a wiseman and not the fool Feste shows the development of masks Feste tries to conceal him for what he is12 because he knows that if the people knew that he was a wiseman than he would not be called upon to sing his songs symbols of what is right Also the people would not come to him for the advice he gives them in his songs and speeches This is a strong example of masking imagery because it shows of what the character might be like without his mask and what he might be treated as if he wasnt the fool In the play full of masking imagery Feste shows his many personalities He shows the devil man42 in himself when talking to Malvolio This is shown as a mask to the audience because it shows that not only is
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