The public is raising questions about whether it is good for children to think of how good they should look and how important is the external beauty. Is it possible for a child to distinguish between the black and white? Due to these problems, public is having a hot debate on whether child beauty pageants should be ban. To my view, child beauty pageants should definitely be banned. Child beauty pageants seem to be influential to the mind of the children, as it is associated with a lot of effects, like psychological effects, hypersexualization, etc.
The Bluest Eye: Beauty People often say that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” in The Bluest Eye this takes a new meaning. The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison 's first novel published in 1970. Set in the author 's hometown in Lorrain, Ohio, it narrates the story of a black little girl named Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for blue eyes like the ones her idol Shirley Temple has, because that way she will be beautiful and loved. Throughout the novel Toni Morrison takes us on Pecola 's journey to self-destruction because she lives in world that doesn 't find her beautiful or even worth to be looked at.
All my life I'd been told what to believe about politics, coloreds, being a girl. But with Constantine's thumb pressed in my hand, I realized I actually had a choice what I could believe." pg. 74 This quote demonstrates allegory because Skeeter is remembering when her help which was Constantine gave skeeter that moment in life that she can control her own actions which can tie into political thoughts as well as what she thought about colored people herself. Characterization “She's got no goo on her face, her hair's not sprayed, her nightgown like an old prairie dress.
In the afterword of the novel she puts her astonishment: Until that moment I had seen the pretty, the lovely, the nice, the ugly, and although I had certainly used the word ‘beautiful’, I had never experienced its shock – the force of which was equaled by the knowledge that no one else recognized it, not even, or especially, the one who possessed it. (167) The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison’s effort to explore the trauma of color-prejudice that makes a black girl desire for a “radical alteration” by possessing blue eyes. Morrison affirms in the afterword of the novel that “implicit in her desire was racial self loathing” (167). Morrison puts forward the questions: “Who made her feel that it was better to be a freak than what she was? Who had looked at her and found her so wanting, so small a weight on the beauty scale?” (167).
1) Joy is a very cynical character. Her name change is sparked by her belief that beauty is nonexistent in the world, and that all of life 's characteristics are depressing and desolate. She insists that the name 'Joy ' has a 'bright ' tone to it and does not fit who she perceives herself to be. As she feels that she is not beautiful, she changes her name to Hulga (because she feels that this name is not beautiful). She also feels that this name connects greatly with her physical appearance.
The Bluest Eye tells the story of an eleven year old black girl, Pecola Breedlove, desires blue eyes because she sees herself as ugly and believes that by having blue eyes she will represent the white standards of beauty and it will also ensure that she receives love, care and support from others. The Bluest Eye is thus a very powerful study of how African-American families and particularly women are affected by racism and consequent sexual and mental abuse and how these women dwindle into madness. Morrison’s work is powerfully engaged with questions of history, memory and
Women’s rights and their social status, one of the most controversial yet concerned topics that keeps raising the society’s attention. Ever since the existence of inequality between male and female had been discovered, people had never stopped reflecting on it. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, gender bias, along with racial discrimination, are tied together to serve as the major themes of the story. By using the perspective of a misfitting tomboy Scout, Lee vividly painted out the reality of women’s role of life in a typical Southern town during the early 1900s. Through the struggles Scout faced growing up as a girl, one can see, from the eyes of an innocent kid, how “being a lady” was defined as and judged for back in the day.
Disney has taken the well-intended morals out of tales with substance. In return Disney has offered relentless backlash towards the female race, making young girls everywhere self-conscious about what true beauty is. The youth are beginning to question the notion of beauty because they do not fit the stereotype of what they feel Disney is saying a princess is supposed to be. Looking at these tales as a standard of what love is supposed to be and what love should be is taking tolls on relationships. Marriages are failing and Disney is a prime suspect as to why.
Child shows should not be as competitive as adult contests, such as Miss America, which are only suitable for self-assured women who have the capacity to form their own identity. Beauty pageants make kids believe more in their looks, instead of themselves. Placing emphasis on appearance even leads to extreme cases of wanting to lose weight, and excessively using beauty products. Also, sexualizing youngsters will have a negative impact on the future generation, and make kids who watch these shows grow up fast too. We should teach little kids inner values, instead of introducing them to the superficial glamour
Not only that, child beauty pageants also send inappropriate messages to young girls about how they should act in society. This is because child beauty pageant contestants are taught that if you look pretty, you win prizes, you win in life. This results in developing their perception that being pretty with a cute attitude is the best thing in life. *For example, a girl named Daisey Mae was on Toddlers and Tiaras. She was eight years old and she said “Facial beauty is the most important thing in life.” This is exactly what I’m talking about.