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  • The Standards Of Beauty In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

    popular media is unveiled through the effect of advertisements on the standards of beauty that appear in the text, which are based on one’s skin color, eye color and hair color. The effect of advertisement on girls in the story is negative, because of their reactions to what society deems beautiful. Blond haired, blue eyed baby dolls represent the standards of beauty, making Claudia wonder why she is not considered beautiful. Claudia receives the baby dolls as Christmas gifts when she asks for something different, because society tells the family that the best, “loving gift [is] always a big, blue eyed baby doll” (20). She becomes upset when people assume she wants a white baby doll. Confused why they assume so, she searches for a way to figure out what makes the baby dolls so beautiful, so she “destroy[s] [the] white baby dolls” looking for an answer (22). Essentially, Claudia rips apart the baby dolls in an effort to try to understand why these white, blond-haired and blue-eyed girls are considered pretty and she was not. She is angered and does not understand how having dark skin, brown hair and brown eyes makes her ugly. All Claudia wants to do is to figure out what makes blond-haired and blue-eyed girls so beautiful and “what ma[kes] people look at them and say, ‘Awwwww,” but not for [her]” (22). People assume that little girls will want to play with blonde-haired and blue-eyed baby dolls, just because they are what society deems beautiful. Such obsession with the…

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  • Raquel Cepeda

    Many will say that having good hair means for it to be “razor-thin blond hair” as Cepeda stated “people in Santo Domingo call it bueno.” However, for a type of hair to be defined as being good, it’s only based upon the interpretation of the beholder. Due to the fact that as we can sense, Cepeda is not a “razor-thin blond hair” woman; instead she most likely has curly hair. Which she describes it as “ripple like the water in Boca Chica,” As curly hair has lots of endless curves, like the water in…

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  • Beauty Myths For Women: Male Gaze

    doing the looking. Beauty myths for women are demeaning, where a woman’s value is pleased around her looks. From a young age, women are taught that they much change their bodies to “improve” themselves, either through fashion, makeup or constantly exercising. Bordo stated that the body is made, “through table manners, toilet habits, through seemingly trivial routines, rules and practices,” (Bordo, 2014, pg.473). Women are made to constantly feel inadequate in both physical and emotional…

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  • A Short Story: A Tank's Coming Home

    Nostalgically she dreams of gently swinging in the backyard talking with the baby in her tummy. None of it is possible living in base housing. Alas, the moonbeams dimmed and their river dance faded away. Daily she wished that somehow, in some way she could change it all. One disappointment after another left her life, little more than an existence. Tank is coming home from the war but today she will wait in the kitchen. Her light blond hair, tight in a ponytail, reveals an intense, anxious face.…

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  • Personal Narrative: Moving To A New Home

    looks back and sees that Jazlyn and Chase are not following them. Andy calls back to them and says, “You coming to class or not?” “We’ll be right there.” Jazlyn says back. When Gina and Andy walk in Gina sits by a girl named Brigette who has red hair. I learned that she’s a cheerleader. Jazyn sat next to Gina when she walked into class, she seemed a little upset, and Chase sat behind Jazlyn he looked mad. I sat on the other side of Jazlyn next to these four guys named Alan, Anthony, Blake,…

    Words: 2681 - Pages: 11
  • Vivien Rose: A Short Story

    Vivien Rose was relaxing at her favourite spot in the country, sitting under the big willow tree. She observed the snowdrop flowers that popped through the moist earth in the early spring. Watching the bubbling brook that wound its way through the field, past patches of lavender while she listened to the birds singing their songs of spring. Her dirty blonde hair blew in the breeze and her young green eyes shone brightly. She had never shown her special place to anyone. As far as she knew, no…

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  • Personal Narrative: My First Day At The Boys And Girls Club

    The bus pulled up to the curb, and the kids started filing off the bus like ants coming out of an ant hole. They walked in and placed their bags and coats on the hooks. A girl turned and gave me a quizzical look. She had freckles sprinkled across her pale face. She had strawberry blonde hair. “Who are you?” she asked. “I’m Allie, I am going to be working here.” She seemed satisfied with my response and went to go sit down. It was my first day at the Boys and Girls Club. I was exceptionally…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Life Changed With A Girl

    I always thought I was normal, but on the seventh month of the 17th day in the year of 2414 my life changed I met a girl. I know you guys are thinking a girl really wow, but she was different she changed everything literally. Before I get carried away let me tell you how I met her it was a warm, but breezy day kind of like today funny how that stuff works, back to what I was saying me and some of my buddies were out on the beach because in California you surf end of story. We had just came in…

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  • Scarlet Skye Character Analysis

    Scarlett Skye was an average girl. She is 17 years old and 5 foot 10 inches, she had dirty blonde hair and blue eyes that are as bright as the sky. She has an oval face with peachy skin, she has slightly plumped lips and a nose that fits perfectly on her face. She has a model like body that is slim, she not weak girl, she is the strongest girl in the school. She is very athletic and very determined to win, she loves to play lacrosse, soccer, track, cross country and basketball. She was voted…

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  • Analysis Of Alex 's ' The Great Gatsby ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Everyone kept talking, pretending that nothing had transpired as they finished their food. Alex shook her amused at this person and saw Polly, giving Piper an incredulous look that silently asked how Piper could stand her. Alex chuckled because she was thinking the fucking same thing… how could Piper stand these people? She stood up to go to the bathroom and Piper followed her. They stand in the hallway waiting for the door to open and when Alex’s eyes latched to Piper, she could almost see the…

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