Fashion doll Essays

  • Barbie Doll's Influence On American Culture

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    Over the past 50 years the Barbie doll has been positively mass produced to the world. Barbie since the beginning has had a major effect across the world/America. The doll has made such an impact on American culture she is on the 101 Influential People Who Never Lived placed at #43, before Luke Skywalker (85th) and after Micky Mouse (18th). The impact is not entirely positive, however. There are a few things about Barbie that are negative. From the influence, America has gotten stereotypes and cliches

  • Feminist Analysis Of Barbie

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    The idea of the Barbie Doll has been debated or many years. Released in 1959 during the largest feminist movement in America, it was labeled as an icon for women. However, the physical appearance of Barbie has caused many feminists to argue its intentions. It portrays unrealistic body standards for women, accentuated by tight, skimpy outfits. At a very young age, girls are taught to be perfect and perky. Additionally, the Barbie doll has implications of being inferior to men. Barbie is also seen

  • The Poem Barbie Doll By Marge Piercy

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    The poem “Barbie Doll” written by Marge Piercy is about the pressure of fitting into society. We look at a healthy girl that had a normal childhood. She grew up playing with toys according to her gender and was considered smart at school. . This girl had an endless number of qualities for having a wonderful future. Everything for her lost value when in her adolescence a classmate made her feel not beautiful because she did not look like a Barbie doll. There was a time in my life when I experienced

  • Essay On Cult Of Thinness

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    examples or specify measures? Nikolay Nikolaev Petrov Faculty number: 1414169 Group: 1345 Like most young girls, I grew up surrounded by fashion magazines, beauty queens from different beauty pageants, Victoria’s Secret catalogues, movies and sitcomes filled with thin, beautiful women - the only body type that was ever presented. I played with Barbie dolls and idolized Disney Pricesses, both with waists so thin as if untroubled by the existance of iternal organs. At that fragile age of growing

  • Poetry Speed Dating: Barbie Doll, By Marge Piercy

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    Poetry Speed Dating: “Barbie Doll” Oftentimes art serves to question societal norms and expectations, causing the viewer to rethink existing and outdated traditions. Marge Piercy’s “Barbie Doll” utilizes a third person narrative to describe a young girl’s struggle with her weight and physical appearance. The poem begins in the girl’s childhood, then briefly illustrates her inner conflict and the realm of outside forces adding to her stress and anguish regarding her appearance, which ultimately lead

  • Analysis Of Pretty Hurts And Beyonce

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    Veronica who learned from a young age, that in order to be pretty, you must fit standards and stereotypes- Barbie stereotypes. However, when she gets a new Barbie the following Christmas and ends up destroying it, she learns to accept both Barbie dolls. In “Pretty Hurts” sang by Beyonce, the speaker was taught from a young age to care about appearances. Throughout the story the speaker struggles with herself, and she thinks she is not good enough. In the end she comes to realization, and shes says

  • Barbie Stereotypes

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    Long legs, blonde hair, Caucasian blue eyes, tiny waist, doll boobs, full lips and a California tan. Most Barbie dolls have ruined the perception of beauty for girls all over the world. These “perfect”, unrealistic dolls have set an impossible standard thousands of girls fail to meet, therefore causing self esteem issues they could carry into adulthood. These dolls may seem harmless, but the damage they bring into the lives of women all over the world is catastrophic. Barbie, society’s perception

  • Persuasive Essay On The Barbie Doll

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    As a little girl you are encouraged to be who you want to be. You fill your world with fairy tales or Barbie dolls that inspire you to believe that the sky is the limit. But little do you know, that as you grow older, the dreams you are forging for yourself is no longer achievable. Where you once saw the sky as the limit is now transformed to be seen as a man’s word as the limit. No little girl, you are not liberated nor are you empowered…you are simply propagated by a man’s world to believe that

  • Normality In Emily Dickinson's Barbie Doll

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    think that the poem "Barbie Doll" was a very telling poem that really helped to sort of paint a picture of the way that standards on appearance and beauty are in our society. Piercy builds the outrage by saying that women are looked at upon to be coy, but also to be cheerful and jovial when coming onto others. Her choice of words leads to the conclusion that the women of our society are boxed in on how they should look and act. The imagery that the title "Barbie Doll" shows is that of a sense of

  • Nobody Is Perfect Essay

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    Have you ever woken up from a wonderful slumber, only to look at yourself in the mirror and think “Why can’t I be as beautiful as Emma Watson or Jennifer Lawrence? Why can’t I have a figure like Kim Kardashian? Why do I have to be born like this?”. In reality, nobody is perfect, we all have our own insecurities, even those whose lives seem so perfect have insecurities, but insecurities are inevitable. We shouldn’t let them consume us. But the main thing that causes us to have such insecurities is

  • Why Is Barbie A Good Role Model For Children

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    Is Barbie a Good Role Model for Young Kids? Barbie is a toy that has been a part of many kids lives since 1959. Barbie has taught children many different lessons, some considered good and others considered bad. She teaches girls and boys that you can be anything you want to be with her many careers. Barbie can also be something that teaches young girls that they have to look a certain way and many girls and even women are impacted by the image of Barbie. Barbie is a good role model for children

  • Interpretive Response To Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

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    undeniable theme that white is beauty. She also affiliates sex and sexuality with humiliation instead of something pleasant. The idea of whiteness as the beauty ideal mainly revolves around Pecola, but is first introduced in the story through a toy doll. Dolls typically represent the favourable traits of young girls, in this case; blonde hair and blue eyes. Although the novel does takes place in 1941, a time where racism and division of white people and coloured people still existed. Therefore it is not

  • A Feminist Response To Marge Piercy's Barbie Doll

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    "Barbie Doll” is a powerful poem that provides a feminist view on the expectations of women in society. Marge Piercy sarcastically demonstrates the idea of being as perfect as a Barbie doll in her poem. She tells the story of a normal girl who grows up into a woman that is constantly told she is not perfect. In response to these comments, the girl cuts off her nose and legs in order to satisfy those around her. It is only in death that she is finally admired as the perfect woman. The use of irony

  • Marge Piercy's Poem Barbie Doll

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    In Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie doll,” she describes a time when a little girl growing up think she is was perfect. The story begins with a little girl thinking she was a perfect girl; however, once puberty came in to her life. She was bullied by everyone saying that she had a big nose and fat legs. The girl was healthy, smart, but she was always being sorry. She did everything she could to make herself perfect. In the end she took her life and hurt herself to please everyone. Like Piercy, I experienced

  • Socialization In Marge Piercy's Barbie Doll

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    The poem, “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy references socialization. The poem is concerned with a woman rather than a culture. Her physical appearance affects how people view her and how she sees herself. This builds social context. The “Barbie Doll” poem is an effective poem. The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the words “Barbie Doll” is one of my favorite childhood toys. The main character of this poem is a young girl who was born in a judgmental world. She never had the opportunity

  • Society Exposed In Marge Piercy's Barbie Doll

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    In Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie Doll,” the girl-child was perceived on the effect that society has expected in women. There stood a hazardous trend that raged in her society causing self-destruction. This comes to comparing the normal to unreal to satisfy on what society begs the girl child to be. This may occur within both genders. However, in the poem “Barbie Doll” it was more likely to occur within a girl gender. Women “theoretically” should be attractive and stay that way, according to the stereotype

  • Marge Piercy's The Barbie Doll

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    The poem Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy is a short poem that talks about a little girl who is born just like any other little girl. She plays with dolls and little ovens and messes around with makeup. She is fine and unbothered with her life till she hits puberty. Around that age she has a classmate tell her “you have a big nose and fat legs.” She was a girl who was healthy, strong, and intelligent but, she was apologizing to everyone for what they saw. She dieted and exercised to try and be better

  • Analysis Of Marge Piercy's A Barbie Doll

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    The poem “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy suggests that girls are fatally and ultimately entrapped by society's definition of what feminine beauty and behavior is. In our society we believe that women should be perfect. We want women to be as flawless as a Barbie doll and in doing so we create many struggles for women because no one can ever achieve that goal. The poem gives off a sense of irony when “society” compares a young girl to a Barbie doll. Our society has an ideal that was created by the

  • Poem Analysis: Marge Piercy's Barbie Doll

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    Marge Piercy’s “ Barbie Doll” establishes the character to be a young girl who hits the stage of puberty and is then subjected to people's hurtful words that destroy her body image. Before these words she seemed to be a normal little girl playing with all the right toys. The words spoken were with intent to help the girl change her physical appearance so she could be a better version of herself, but in the end the girl felt there was no other option. She could never make everyone happy. The last

  • Nurse Ratched In Ken Kesey's One Flew Over The Cuckoo

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    in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, allows her to manipulate the entire hospital ward into believing her work is for the betterment of the patients. Significantly, Nurse Ratched appears doll-like: hair in a tight bun, a neatly pressed uniform, and “too-red” lipstick (48). Traditionally, dolls, like other toys, are made to occupy the unruly minds of young children. By comparing Nurse Ratched to a child’s toy, Kesey implies she is a mere distraction to the patients from their mental impairments