In my novel, “Uglies” the protagonist is Tally. Near the beginning of the story she shares her desperate wants of being a pretty, and even more so because she feels all alone without her best friend. She even breaks one of the most important rules, which is to stay inside Uglyville, but she can’t help her desire to see Peris again. Fortunately she didn’t get caught
The only thing is that in the book’s society, it is a law that you must get surgery to become pretty, but in the real world people can choose to get it to make themselves look better. “Surgeons can reshape the appearance of body parts through cosmetic surgery.” (Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery) This just goes to show how terrible and different the Uglies society
For instance, she dislikes her dad, wants to eat the rice herself, but most of all she “dreamed of wearing dresses that would never be hand me downs. (2)” She could deal with her family being poor and help out her family, but she wants something else. For example, seeing “herself walking
In conclusion, though her past-childish endeavors, it tediously guided her to become the woman she eventually developed into. In light of the path to maturity, “The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to
Each person has been taught to hope, to have a dream. I always shot for the stars; I wanted to be a princess, obviously that didn’t work out though. As every individual ages his or her aspirations become more realistic; I aspire to have a stable job and a loving family. Having dreams is an important part of everyone’s lives.
She states, “I’d changed my mind… I wanted to live in the Smoke,” (398). Tally wanted to live as an “ugly” and she didn’t mention or complain about it in the end. These conversations show how Tally grew to accept the possibility of being an “ugly” forever.
Eugene Lyons wrote about the realities of the idealistic notions of rags-to-riches. His life was riddled with hardship as he was growing up as an immigrant on the East Side of New York. In his essay, “Revolt against Ugliness,” Lyons spoke of how deep emotion feelings were invoked in people when they heard the stories of folks pulling themselves up by the bootstraps. He pointed out that the stories of success are not written by those who never get a leg up, but rather the “true or near true stories” are authored by the few and far between who make it out of poverty and hardship. The grim truth he spoke of was that even the youth had to work in order to help their family earn money for the bare necessities of food, shelter and clothing. The biggest thing that annoyed Lyons was this idealization of poverty as the “university of hard knocks.” It was this idea that because one grew up poor they had learned quick what the world was like and it had made them strong. He was infuriated by the women in furs who came into the slums where he lived assuring them “patronizingly of the blessings”
Life Goals In the essay “The Storyteller”, Sandra Cisneros describes how her identity was shaped by goals that she had for herself. Starting from a young Cisneros dreamt about living in her own silent home that fitted her taste. Years later after coming home from college she still had the dream of living on her own and also with a career goal of becoming a writer. Cisneros determination to follow her dreams was strong, however, her father’s did not agree with the dreams and even had a different idea of what he wanted for her.
Even though he, “was so irrationally happy,” (Wharton 73) just from imaging how it would be like to live with her, still he did not really take the risk to try and experience how it would feel like to express their feelings and dream of them