Why People Wear A Mask Essay

817 Words Mar 14th, 2016 4 Pages
“I was told when I get older all my fears would shrink, but now I’m insecure and I care what people think. My name 's Blurryface, and I care what you think,” was written by the music artist Twenty One Pilots. Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, the members of the duo, demonstrate in their song titled “Stressed out” why people wear a mask. Figuratively, the duo explains that a mask is used to hide fear and insecurities from society. Similarly, the mask, in accordance to the band, is ultimately created to camouflage anything that society deems unlikeable. Therefore, it is often that people wear masks to hide their emotions, problems, and inconsiderate thoughts so that they may be accepted into society. To begin, emotions are those feelings which an individual may experience as a reaction to a situation or a person such as joy, sorrow, fear, hate, love, etc. With that in mind, it seems as though emotions are considered to be unlikable to society because it can spoil a person’s character or dampen the mood. Due to this, when people talk about their feelings, they are often seen as bothersome or thought of negatively. For example, in the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkings Gilman, the narrator is described as someone who suffers from depression. As the narrator announces this to her husband, he dismisses her depression and assures her she is fine. In this case, the character hid her emotions so she would not bother other people by her unhappy feelings yet, when she…

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