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The Mask

Maria Manzo

Maria Manzo

Jane Addams Middle School

Sometimes people feel so confident not being themselves. They have different identities. They have one for the public and one for when they're by themselves. It's like having a mask. That's why it's so amazing when someone can be himself or herself when the rest of the world is trying to change who they are. We constantly change but we don't know if it's for what we want or for what society wants to make us. It's such a big tragedy when in life you lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected from everyone else. It's hard to find who you really are but what's even harder is being someone or something that everyone is trying to make you. On my canvas, there's a mask, and the mask represents how people hide themselves. They can hide who they are and remain anonymous until they decide to take it off. And last but not least the word identity has a great meaning. It is the fact of being or expressing who you are.

Jane Addams Middle School

Sometimes people feel so confident not being themselves. They have different identities. They have one for the public and one for when they're by themselves. It's like having a mask. That's why it's so amazing when someone can be himself or herself when the rest of the world is trying to change who they are. We constantly change but we don't know if it's for what we want or for what society wants to make us. It's such a big tragedy when in life you lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected from everyone else. It's hard to find who you really are but what's even harder is being someone or something that everyone is trying to make you. On my canvas, there's a mask, and the mask represents how people hide themselves. They can hide who they are and remain anonymous until they decide to take it off. And last but not least the word identity has a great meaning. It is the fact of being or expressing who you are.

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