I Wore a Mask, and My Face Grew to Fit it
Growing up, I wasn’t exactly accepted by a lot of people or anyone at all for that matter. I would sit every day in class minding my own and listening to the teachers. I did what was told and simply followed the rules like one is supposed to. At...
. Jamaica Kincaid and China Achebe all have writings that attest to this idea. Kincaid was a native to Antigua—and at the time of her childhood—Antigua was under British control. Due to British control Kincaid’s school was a mask distributor that grew her face to fit it perfectly compliments of a...
I Wore a Mask, and My Face Grew to Fit It
English Comp. I
September 20, 2009
Many of us are faced with situations, everyday, where we make decisions based on what is expected of us as an individual. Most times these expectations accord our stature. No matter what title we have, whether it is...
actually seen his face (due to the mask he always wore on Halloween) and he always tried to be a little scary on the few occasions I had met him. Mostly, though, I think his name just sounded like a mean-old-man name to me. But, I was soon to learn, there really isn’t much in a name.
It didn’t take...
another country when backgrounds were compared. My peers wore name-brand clothing, carried the latest designer handbag, and their parents, cell phone in manicured hand, picked them up in BMW’s to drive to club soccer practice. I was on another planet; I had to figure out how to fit in or it would...
wore a tight french braid.
Love played acoustic guitar and knew all my favorite Beatles songs.
Love wasn’t afraid to ride the bus with me.
And I knew, I just must be searching the wrong classrooms, just must be checking the wrong hallways, she was there, I was sure of it.
If only I could find...
most of my life I was wearing a happy face mask. I wore it due to the fact that I did not want to tell my parents my struggles or my problems because I knew that they had a lot of problems that they had to deal with for themselves. Most of my life as I grew up I began to believe that my emotions, needs...
felt miserable when I wore it.’
‘I know what you mean,’ said the other. ‘Colour has shaped my world.’
She went on to describe the various phases in her life defined not only by music, books, and film, but by the colours she wore or surrounded herself with.
Those women got me thinking about...
considers “beautiful:” blonde hair, blue eyes, fair skin, and a perfect smile. In a competition judged solely on appearance, contestants and their parents strive to be perfect for the judges. “My daughter looks like Barbie,” says a proud mother of a pageant contestant, “I tell her to exploit it…take what...
commence. I remember instantly my experience about fake friends; I can pretty much say that I grew up with a bunch of fake people. I have so many in my community and it isn't even funny. Not to mention the friends that I’ve had growing up over the years. I want to tell a tale of a so called "best...
and kept its shape. He was looking at me quietly, but with no particular surprise or interest.
"Quick," I said, eager to begin; "where am I? Who are you? What year is this; is it the year 3000, or what is it?"
He drew in his breath with a look of annoyance on his face.
"What a queer, excited way...
States, are prone to compromising their personality so they could fit in. In order to accomplish this, outcasts are often encouraged to “fake it ‘till you make it”. In a sense, they create an alter ego in which they act differently than they normally do. Historically, alter ego and personality were...
FRIEND was written in tarlike black letters on the side, with a drawing of a round, grinning face that reminded Connie of a pumpkin, except it wore sunglasses. "I want introduce myself, I'm Arnold Friend and that's my real name and I'm gonna be your friend, honey, and inside the car's Ellie Oscar...
padding for more protection. The first goalie to wear anything to protect his face was Jacques Plante in 1959. He wore a mask to cover a cheek that had already been injured. The next season, he began to wear the helmet each game. Other goalies adapted to the idea, but it would be another 14 years...
start? Let me begin on the day my little brain came up with this supposedly brilliant idea. It was on a summer's afternoon and the sun was gleaming directly against my face as though it was ready to burn me to a crisp. I blocked it with my right hand but then something else caught my attention. Three...
Ramadan which marks the ninth month of the Islamic calander. I did a little research on my part and also learned that Muslims fast during this entire month. Both Shias and Sunnis fast for the same amount of time.
Most of the people that attended the Mosque wore casual but decent attire. All the women...
Arturs Irbe wearing. I wore that for a year at the end of my career."
Rutherford said there advantages and disadvantages to the older and new masks.
"The fiberglass masks didn't have enough protection and the Irbe type was a little distracting with the screen and the helmet, but it gave you the...
it that makes us do this? Is it the constant need to fit societies view as a “normal” person?
To approach my question I began by observing my friends. I would take note on how they acted around different people at different times and to my surprise each person had a slight difference in the way...
man that I had been sent to terminate, and wondered when he stopped being human and became a monster. Then, I saw his face for the first time. He took off his mask and kept it on a side table. He was heavily muscled, with a firm jaw line and stormy grey eyes. His hair was an impeccable mass of black...
their own groups, such as the Iroquois False Face society, which believed they knew how to cure illnesses. They visited every family to cure disease every spring and autumn, and anyone healed, usually joined the society. They even wore masks, which had been copied from dreams...
materials in the construction room. You also need to wear protective clothes and equipment such as:
• I used goggles when using machines
• I wore a Face Mask to avoid inhaling dust and fumes when sanding.
• The overalls stopped my uniform from getting...
they are true or not. Michael never gave interviews and was rarely seen in public, except on stage. Certainly his behavior may seem eccentric. In public he often wore a face mask to protect himself from germs, he slept inside an oxygen capsule, which he believed would help him to live longer. But...
himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.
It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. I continued as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile NOW was at the thought of his immolation.
He had a weak...
soft cries as she hugged me. It was midnight. I was woken up by the commotion outside my room. Dad came back home again that night, in wild fits of anger. “Give me the money NOW or I’ll hurt you!” roared Dad in front of Mum’s face, raising his left hand, with the urge to slap her. “Why would I...
same person with a different face. I do not want to grow up and be an average citizen and do what everyone else does. Jumping on the bandwagon, does not run in my family, its just not in my blood. I am an individual, and am proud to be who I am. I refuse to let myself compromise my integrity to please someone else, because as short as life seems to be... I want to live it like its about to end....
so from that day forth, she has always wore a blue face mask to cover her feelings and her identity.
Only at night can she remove it.
FURTHER Complication: Family always lived off the land but it was only until a few years ago that – because of a drought – she was sold as a child bride to...
Many criminals that are easily caught and jailed is a result of them not concealing
their identity. In October of 2005 I was incarcerated for strong-arm robbery and put on
probation because the victim saw my face. The lesson I learned that year was that a mask
is the difference between...
with head padding inside
Player collisions intensified due to the thought of a “safer” helmet, but changes in game play resulted in new
and worsened injuries
Single face bar added 1955; Double face bar added 1960; by 1962, every NFL player wore a face mask
Lack of helmet stability led to helmets...
He bowed down and replied "Father, I have brought another one who wishes to see the divine one.
"Ah yes, where are my manners." Father moved down the stand and greeted Ethan with a firm handshake. He wore white gloves and had a piercing stare through his holes in the mask...
told by her tombstone. Her name was Veturia: ‘My father was Veturius. My husband was Fortunatus. I lived 27 years, and I was married for 16 years to the same man. After giving birth to six children, only one of whom lived, I died.’
In practice, it was wealth and status that bought a woman her...