The spectacle is an antiwar allegory. The key moment in the spectacle occurs when a young man takes off his warrior mask and throws it into fire, by doing so he “rejects the masks of evil”. All others follow his action, however “a group of old men stand indifferent. […] They observe the masks with sadness in their eyes. The Evil has not gone forever, it is still smouldering in the souls of some of us.” The masks are metaphors for the idea of war and conquering.