I chose this piece because it represents how a lot of characters in books that we have read in class put on a front to "mask their emotions and dignity." Gilgamesh and Freud represented a positive dignity, while the characters in Candide and Yellow birds represented a negative dignity.
Gilgamesh and Freud were powerful people who had a lot of pride and self-worth but underneath their mask they were dark and at times insensitive.
Pangloss who is a character from Candide puts on a mask because he faces so many tragedies in his life but tries to remain positive. Bartle from the Yellow Birds, mask his dignity by acting like a tough soldier when really he's vulnerable.