Lord of the Flies

How was the mask regarded by the other boys when Jack had finished camouflaging?

Lord of the Flies. Chapter 4

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"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. The face of red and white and black swung through the air and jigged toward Bill. Bill started up laughing; then suddenly he fell silent and blundered away through the bushes."

"The mask compelled them."


Lord of the Flies