In Lord of the Flies, how does Jack's mask allow him to behave differently?

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In chapter four, Jack paints his face using red, white, and black pieces of charcoal, which creates a horrific mask that initially frightens his hunters when they see him for the first time. Golding writes,

the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness (89).

Golding's description of Jack's mask is significant and his painted face essentially allows Jack to embrace his unrestrained, primitive nature without feeling self-conscious or guilty for behaving like a complete savage. Prior to wearing the painted mask, Jack experienced feelings of shame and was somewhat embarrassed for behaving uncivilly. Jack's perspective and ability to completely embrace his savage side changes after painting his face. He feels removed from his despicable actions and comfortable committing barbarous acts of violence while hiding behind his painted mask. Overall, the painted mask liberates Jack and allows him to fully embrace his savage, primitive nature without feeling embarrassed or ashamed. With his faced painted, Jack becomes an unrestrained, violent savage.

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In Lord of the Flies, Jack represents the Id, or the unconscious, in his desire to be chief, to rule, and to implement his power with violence. When hunting, Jack finds himself unable to kill a pig because of the violence of it; however, his desire to be seen as leader by the other boys allows him to overcome this disgust by hiding his humanity behind a mask of mud and leaves:

Beside the pool his sinewy body held up a mask that drew their eyes and appalled them. He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling. He capered toward Bill, and the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.
(Golding, Lord of the Flies, gv.pl)

The mask, hiding his face, allows his Id to rule his Ego, and shows his true nature; without it, the other boys can see Jack, who is just like them. With the mask, however, he is something more, and feels capable of accomplishing more, but his inner nature creates unnecessary violence instead of leadership.

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