I will pay for the following article The Rangda Mask. The work is to be 5 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. In South Bali, the Rangda is quite common as a part of celebrations, theater performances or dances such as the Barong, Wayang, Legong and many others. The Rangda masks are of three kinds which include human, lion and giant. The giant mask is the most common of the three used on the island. However, all the masks are treated with great awe, reverence, and respect because they are considered to be sacred objects by the Balinese people.
Symbolism plays a major role where the Rangda masks are concerned. There are three main parts of the mask and each part of the masks symbolizes different things. The wide open, bulging and staring eyes symbolize anger and cruelty, while the twisted tusks symbolize that the Goddess is a wild beast and is merciless in her dealings. The long and fiery tongue symbolizes her ever-present hunger for prey with a promise to burn everything in its wake.
The Rangda dancer speaks in the ancient Kawi language, in a whining and shrill tone that is menacing to the opponent. She is a threatening figure who grunts, shrieks and points out menacingly while reeling her head back and forth at her opponent. Ritualizing the Barong and Rangda, a dance drama, that forms a part of the much lengthier
Calonarang story signifies a cleansing and spiritual balance for the members of the community against evil. This dance drama comprises of a mythological battle with the lion (Barong) on one side and the witch (Rangda) on the other. This ritual performance has a great impact on its audience and some of them go into a trance.