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Mans Masquerade

William Goette

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A short story which covers a number of important themes, Mans Masquerade explores the hidden face of humanity while critiquing a number of social issues. Subtle symbolism and powerful scenes bring the readers emotions into the story. This workMoreA short story which covers a number of important themes, Mans Masquerade explores the hidden face of humanity while critiquing a number of social issues. Subtle symbolism and powerful scenes bring the readers emotions into the story. This work combines two separate stories to paint a picture of life in a bleak future which brings to mind those created by Huxley or Orwell.The tale occurs in a future where human autonomy is almost entirely destroyed. A series of calculations and formulas decide what gets done, when, and how. Most of the story is told through a journal entry from a brave soul who can no longer bear to see the decay of humanity. Leaving behind his life in a society which has lost any form of civility the narrator discovers a past which is much different than the one he was taught. Realizing the extent to which humanity has fallen he faces the challenge of being a voice against what so many believe in and fight for. Giving the reader an idea of what it is like for those who fall victim to a darker side of the cold calculations is Mr. Doe. His story, while brief, follows the last days of his time in the world and the complexity of his beliefs at a time of utter despair.Mans Masquerade sharply critiques modern complacency and hubris while also examining the significance of subjects like language and free will. A broad range of themes keeps every reader keenly interested while a fast moving plot leaves you racing to find out what happens next. What happens to a society when autonomy is taken away? How much does mankind need a sense of security and stability? What dark secret do we hide behind our masks of civility?