Uglies Scott Westerfeld Quotes

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Within the novel, Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld, the main character, Tally Youngblood, has adapted and grown with change over the course of the story in the form of her actions, thoughts, and words. Tally’s growth can be expressed through the theme of accepting oneself. Tally, in the beginning of the novel, is reckless, thinks she is ugly, and talks about herself as a monster. Throughout the complex plot of Uglies, Tally changes dramatically.
Tally’s growth through her actions is a definite example of acceptance. To illustrate, she acts reckless, as if nothing matters until she is “pretty.” For instance, Tally goes on a “trick” in New Pretty, a location that is always off-limits to “uglies.” Although she is eventually exposed, she continues to run and hide from the law enforcement officers. Later in the novel, Tally seems to care more for her life; thus she is no longer reckless. For example, Tally infiltrates Special Circumstances, but not as a typical “ugly trick.” Instead, she dies this for self-preservation. Another …show more content…

Tally, in the first few chapters, thinks about herself as if she is a monstrosity. She says to Shay, directly, that they are both ugly, just to make the point that the operation will solve all of their problems. By the end of the novel, Tally talks about herself, although still ugly, as a human person. This is a dramatic change to the way that she spoke previously. This is supported when Tally speaks to David of her betrayal. 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. In Uglies, the novel by Scott Westerfeld, Tally, a main character, how adapted and grown through her actions, thoughts, and words. Furthermore, the theme of accepting oneself is present throughout the entirety of the

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