The Ugly Truth About Beauty Analysis

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Has society really made humans think that beauty is the ultimate answer to life? Unfortunately, beauty is a major distraction to everyone, especially women. In the essays, “The Ugly Truth about Beauty,” written by Dave Barry and “A Woman’s Beauty: Put Down or Power Source?”, written by Susan Sontag these writers describe what beauty is all about in women’s eyes but with different views and cultures. Men seem to have a different perspective on beauty. It seems that women are more pressured to look a certain way in order to feel accepted by society. The majority of the problem comes from our images of personal attractiveness that are influenced by T.V. commercials and magazine advertisements. I, myself have been judged by my appearance because I think make- up does not create beauty. There is more to a human being instead of worrying about the minor details of your appearance, focusing too much on acquiring beauty can have negative consequences. In the essay, “The Ugly Truth about Beauty,” Barry talks about when men ask women the dreaded question that no man wants to hear. The question is, “how do I look?” The way that most men view this question, is the honest sensitive way. According to Barry, he says:
“The problem is that women generally do not think of their looks in the same way that men do. Most men form an opinion of how they look in the seventh grade, and they stick to it for the rest of their lives. Some men form the opinion …show more content…

tie into how no matter what you say about a woman’s beauty, it will never be good enough for her. Women take beauty so seriously and they try hard to replicate other females to get what they think the perfect body looks like. Men feel comfortable and settle to just look average, and do not overdo their appearance. Women have to understand that beauty does not determine your personality. Your inner soul determines who you are as a

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