Lord of the Flies

why does Jack Paint his face?

why did he paint his face.

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Jack masks his face with coloured clays and black charcoal markings, in an attempt to camouflage himself from the pigs he was hunting, but the paint which masked his face had the added effect. The paint, acting like a mask, freed him from any sense of responsibility, guilt, shame or remorse he had left. It promoted his savagery.


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