People create false personas so that others can not see their true selves.
Text 1 – The Great Gatsby
Daisy uses her wealth to disguise her true emotions
Q1: “Her voice is full of money,” he said suddenly.
That was it. I’d never understood before. It was full of money — that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it. . . . high in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl. . . .
Q2: “She vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life …”
Text 2 – Graceling
Po hides his grace of being able to listen to others thoughts of him, so he will be accepted
Q1: “Don’t feel too kindly toward me, Katsa. Neither of us is blameless as a friend.” (12.91)
Q2: “She had thought him a fighter, just a fighter. … She had trusted him. She had trusted him, and she should not have. He had misrepresented himself, misrepresented his Grace. And that was the same as if he had lied.”
Text 3 – The Breakfast Club
The characters can not express themselves freely due to their placement in the high school hierarchy
Q1: “We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.”
Q2: “You see us as you want to see us—in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…and an athlete…and a basket case…a princess…and a criminal. Does that answer your question?”
She has created an illusion of herself to trick people into a sense of comfort before killing them.
Q1: “Left?” she said, arching her brows. “But my dear boy, he never left. He’s still here. Mr Temple is also here. They’re on the third floor, both of them together.”
Q2: “He was actually twenty-eight. And yet I never would have guessed it if he hadn’t told me, never in my whole life. There wasn’t a blemish on his body.” “A what?” Billy said. “His skin was just like a baby’s.”