Symbols In The Story 'Barbie' By Gary Soto

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A girl walks into the toy store and pulls into the doll section. She stares at the imitation doll and the Barbie doll standing next to it. She contemplates between picking the black hair doll and the perfect blonde doll. In a quick second, she grabbed the doll. The Barbie doll. Society is the same thing. In the story, Veronica always wanted the stereotypical barbie doll with blue eyes instead of the imitation doll that may look like her, even if to her the blonde hair doll may not look like her but is beautiful. Throughout the story, she learned that the two dolls may not look alike, but are the same to her in the end. The Story “Barbie” by Gary Soto reflects the theme of what’s on the inside counts and the symbolism for the two dolls, and …show more content…

One theme that is vividly illustrated in the story is that people should all be treated the same even if they don't look like others. Thought out the story this is should and is always present either in the beginning, middle, or end. A place where it is presently shown is, “‘Look, Mom, a Barbie,’Veronica said happily” (Soto 36).When Vernonia received the doll all she could think about is how the doll looks like a real Barbie. Even if the other imitation doll looked like a Barbie, she liked this one more and forgot that the other doll even excited. This relates to the theme because she likes the doll with blonde hair that is a Barbie and not the one with dark hair. She is judging on the outside of the dolls and not even taking the other doll into consideration when she would pick with is better. This often happens in society because people would want to be friends with the girl who has blonde hair and a Chanel handbag, instead of the girl with short black hair that sits in the corner with a hand down bag. This is a big part of the overall theme of the story and happens too often in …show more content…

The Story reflects many real-world problems for people, but for the two dolls and their similarities and differences. The theme of the story can relate to everyday life and common sense. What on the inside counts more them on the outside is shown in society every day from people accepting anyone. The dolls are very different from humans but they are different for the better. The dolls are unique in their own ways.Society accepts both “dolls”, so why can't Veronica. These all connect to humans because we never judge people about the look of skin, we always accept everyone for the personality. No two humans are the same so why should anything else be. Everyone has foals like the dolls all do. Knowing that everyone is the same can change the way you look at people in life. You should never pick someone other the fact of the skin or race they are. Treat people the way you would like to be

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