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Unformatted text preview: According to the speaker in stanza 1, the mask gives the person the freedom of saying anything and smiling, grinning, all those facial expressions to hide from the other civilians of society. The speaker feels like he has the power of not showing his emotions in the first stanza. One quote that says this is that “Why should the world be over-wise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask. The character from To Kill A Mockingbird is much like the character from this current poem because of how secretive and how slick he is when it comes to emotions and other vital facts. African Americans at that time had to be very secretive with what they were doing because they weren’t as welcome as today. The people with the mask in the poem cared about one another according to this evidence “We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries To thee from tortured souls arise. We sing, but oh the clay is vile Beneath our feet, and long the mile; But let the world dream otherwise, We wear the mask! She says she does this because she hides that she is a African American woman and also because she looks younger than her age, which would look suspicious. Calpurnia is also different from the people of Alabama because she talks different according to this quote, “Calpurnia speaks differently in her church to because it would "aggravate" the people there if she spoke the way she does among white people - members would think she was "putting on airs", trying to act better than them (Chapter 12).” Calpurnia acts like a different person when she is in different circumstances snd areas she’s in because of the people that are around her. ...
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