Sheila Earhart Professor Carol Mintus English 161WB 26 October 2014 Appearance Does Not Matter “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” (Marilyn Monroe) Having the perfect body and the perfect hair does not always matter. Everything and everyone should be treated equal no matter what something or someone looks like. The short story Barbie-Q by Sandra Cisneros proves that. This short story is about two young girls who do not have enough money to afford everything they dream of. All they want is a new Barbie doll to play with.
Deenies mother is always saying deenie needs to be a model when she hasn’t even asked deenie what she wants she is trying to live the life she wanted through her children like her other daugter (Deenies sister) helen who is "the brains of the family" she is always telling helen she needs to study because shes the brains but deenie never has to study because she the face of the family which is very unfair to not only helen but also deenie. They both should be treated the fairly. The last character is Frank (deenies dad) his three traits are supportive, caring, and loving Deenies father always wants deenie to do what she wants he knows she doesn’t want to model and he has tried to tell deenies mother that but she won't listen she is convinced deenie will be the next girl on the cover of the magazine. Deenies father works at a gas station and he manages it. He knows Deenie would be much happier if she didn’t always have to go to auditions and interviews he wants her to feel like a regular
Rachive Joseph Professor James Martin ENC1101 11 October 2014 The Danger of Cosmetic Surgery In today’s society being beautiful is a real slim and sexy super model with the body of a goddess posted on billboards all around the world. Children who are growing up playing with Barbie dolls would measure their body to be 39, 18, or 38. Because of these pictures and other figures that are portraying all over the world, one would believe that to be beautiful and happy. However, the easiest way to achieve these things is by having a cosmetic surgery performed. Medical procedures has became more advance with the change of time, yet how safe can a person who is having plastic surgery performed on his or her body be?
Your decisions to comply with society’s view of “beauty” are no longer subconscious, but rather are more conscious-driven decisions. Barbie’s slender figure remains idolized; however, it has evolved from a plastic doll to a self-starving model that is photo-shopped on the pages of glossy magazines. You spend hours in front of a mirror adjusting and perfecting your robotic look while demanding your parents to spend an endless amount of money on cosmetics and harmful skin products to acquire a temporary version of beauty. Consider companies such as Maybelline, which have throughout the ages created problematic and infantilizing campaigns and products for women. More specifically consider the “Baby Lips” product as well as the company slogan, “maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline,” that reiterates the male notions of beauty to which women are subjected.
For a young kid like me, old outside world is strange world, but age and my home environment limit me to explore other places except for home and kindergarten. Nevertheless, Barbie doll’s different profession met my desire. For example, Barbie can become a president, astronaut, and scientist and so on. I was cautious about various professions, which trended me to ask my parents some questions about her work and read some books to learn about her jobs. Therefore, I widened my sight and enriched our life.
I would like to be zebby because she is the one who found lily and she is nice and she doesn't care what other people think about her or her friends. But then i would also like to be amr because he knows alot about computers and he knows how to set up websites. Literary Allusion This story “The Truth about Truman” doesnt remind me of any movie or book. But it does remind me of something that would happen in real life. For example, people at school call eachother names and make them feel bad.
When the people talk in this community they almost sound like robots because if the have no emotions in them, then that means they can't react to things. Like if they were to see someone dying, they wouldn't be able to do anything, because they won't know how to react to it. This was also happening in the movie, with the connection between Fiona and Jonas. For example, Jonas had feelings for Fiona, but Fiona didn't really have any feeling for Jonas due to not having any sort of emotion. The significance of my point is to show you why Dialogue is a big part of a movie/book.
Barry then says if a women were to ask you if she looks good, the best way to answer this question will be to collapse to the floor, and fake a seizure, yet there are other answers such as you look good, very beautiful or simply amazing. Barrys tone seems to just leave your thoughts on his sarcastic and immature comment. Barry then points out that men are okay with looking average and seem to feel comfortable with there appearance by the 7th grade. Which is why men don 't ask others how they look. Barry argues that women dont feel comfortable with there appearance because growing up women play with a doll called a "Barbie".
The premiere of the play generated mixed reactions from the audience, Ibsen was already recognised and appreciated therefore the Doll 's House was expected to be a succes. Indeed, according to a review of the premiere in the Fædrelandet (the country), the play was “followed with great excitement and fascination, at least up to the last scene”, undoubtfully Nora 's decision to abandon her husband and children was most disapproved of by the audience and may have been too controversial to be accepted. Furthermore, she was understood and supported by the public throughout most of the play and, when her forgery is revealed, she does not “lose the audience 's sympathy”; her charming personnality and a noble motive was sufficient to pardon this fault. However, neither the public nor the critique applauded the couple 's separation; “least of all should it be allowed to dissolve a marriage”, the determination of the review 's author shows how anchored his negative view of divorce, especially coming from the woman, is in his mind. The critique then suggest the play 's ending is more related to Ibsen 's “problem finding an ending” than a truthfull view of relationships.
Susan Chang, a senior editor at Tom Doherty Associates, explained Madeleine L’Engle was " was doing something so unusual that it didn’t spawn many imitators: it remains as original today as when it was published in 1962.” (Mattson). Mrs. L’Engle took a brave approach by allowing Meg to be the heroine of the book instead of the common male hero. She gave many young females an example of how girls can be powerful. Young females " are with L’Engle’s Meg as she travels through space and visits planets they are bizarre, terrifying and beautiful. Her amazing journey—the hero’s journey—is also ours (Barron).” Nevertheless, Meg is someone little girls can read about and learn from.