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The Gas mask carries so many connotations with it as well. One being the fact that we all at times put on a front, a mask to protect ourselves from judgment, questions and awkward situations. To appear normal and covertly blend into our society. And what do gas masks do? Protect us. Just the ‘masks’ we use to protect ourselves in our day-to-day lives.
This also plays into the idea of psychological issues, as many people with these problems tend to put on a constant front to blend in with everyone else and not attract any attention, which is quite ironic because if people were to actually see these ‘masks’ then we would be getting stared at every second, especially if it was a gas mask.
I feel that the gas mask is a perfect representation how we put on a ‘mask’ as it hides our emotions and has the primary function of protecting us from poisonous gases which can also relate to schizophrenia, especial those of the paranoid sub-type where being poisoned is a fairly common delusion.
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