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Everyday people all over the world are scarred emotionally from as harsh as pure hatred to simple teasing Young children fall victim to schoolyard bullies and adults suffer for their foolish irresponsible mistakes Nobody it seems is safe So how do people cope with this mental attack Role-playing also know as psychological masks help a person develop confidence and self-esteem Role-playing serves as a faade a falsity so the outside world cannot see the reality that lies underneath Upon hearing this one question must be asked Does the human race really use role-playing to hide their true selves and be accepted into society The answer to this complex question is explored in Andrew Lloyd Webbers play Phantom of the Opera It delves into the idea that the human beings wears masks that conform to societys rules to hide their actual selves so that they may continue with everyday life devoid of the fear of being judged by their peers The character used to depict the theme of masks in Andrew Lloyd Webbers play Phantom of the Opera is the Phantom of the Opera himself Horribly scarred emotionally and physically from an accident in his past the Phantom sought sanctuary in the deepest depths of the opera house where he used to be a musician It is here that he meant to spend the majority of his remaining years while he finished his lifes work an opera It wasnt until Christine Daae a chorus girl came to the opera house that the Phantom wanted anything to do with the playhouse or the outside world Upon hearing Christine sing the Phantom became mesmerized by her angelic voice and distinguished her as perfect person to perform the lead in his masterpiece opera To train her voice to a performance level the Phantom took on the role as the Angel of Music a spirit Christines father said he would send her when he was in heaven When a
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