Scott Westerfeld

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  • The Themes Of Conformity In Tally And Matched By Scott Westerfeld

    This novel Uglies by Scott Westerfeld focuses on the protagonist Tally and the antagonist Dr. Cable, who are citizens in a futuristic society that takes place 300 years from now in a city. In the second half of the novel, Tally finally reaches the Smoke. However, she does not call Dr. Cable to tell her she has arrived safely, instead she starts to like the Smoke. Tally throws her communicating device in the fire and instead of it demolishing, it activates releasing her location to Dr. Cable without her knowing. When Tally finds David at the Smoke he introduces her to his parents Maddy and Az. She learns from them that this surgery alters the brain, causing brain lesions. After a while when Tally starts to enjoy the Smoke, Special Circumstances…

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  • Literary Analysis Of Uglies By Scott Westerfeld

    mirrors the society represented in Scott Westerfeld's Uglies, which criticizes both modern-day society as well as envisions the future of the where society will be heading towards. The novel follows the story of Tally Youngblood, a fifteen-year-old “ugly”, desperately waiting for her sixteenth birthday when she will finally undergo the surgery that will transform her into a “pretty.” Westerfield's critiques…

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  • Uglies Scott Westerfeld Analysis

    Uglies by Scott Westerfeld is about a world where everybody is eager to turn 16. They all are so eager to turn 16 because when you get there, that's when you turn “Pretty”. The kids turn pretty from a surgery that they receive. The surgery is really intense, the surgeon's change everything about the person's appearance, they go as far as to rub all their skin off and let it grow back in perfect conditions. In their world, people are split up into three towns, Uglyville, New Pretty Town, and the…

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  • Analysis Of Tally's Pretties And Specials

    titles of Pretties and Specials by Scott Westerfeld are fitting to the book and give the reader an insight on the main character’s, Tally, status within her society. The cover of Pretties by Scott Westerfeld, is a simple representation of what one of the main themes of the novel is. The theme the cover depicts is the changes thought to be needed to make people fit within society. The cover shows a picture of a female’s legs, but on her legs there are lines and arrows. On the surface these…

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  • Analysis Of The History Teacher By Leviathan

    " 'What if they don 't leave? ' Alek said. 'What if they can 't? ' 'Then they won 't last long, ' Volger said flatly. 'There 's nothing on the glacier, no shelter, no fuel for a fire. Just ice. ' Alek turned to stare at Volger. 'But we can 't leave shipwrecked men to die! '" (Westerfeld 227). This book is full of action and suspense that draws readers into the book. All of the action and suspense is because the setting of the book is in Europe when they were on the edge of war and the…

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  • The Uglies Book Report

    The Uglies written by Scott Westerfeld was published by Simon Pulse Publishing on May 2011 and contains 406 pages. The Uglies is a science fiction novel about Tally Youngblood, a teenage girl, living in Uglyville, who is trying to decide the truth of the pretty operation and the importance of her friends. The Uglies is the first of the four books in the Ugly series. Tally Youngblood, the main character in this novel, is a fifteen year old girl that lives in Uglyville. The author makes Tally…

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  • The Uglies Themes

    The Uglies, [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in], and The Third and Final Continent all incorporated a communal theme. The theme of friendships and relationships was developed in the novel, the Uglies as well as two of the ancillary texts. In the Uglies, written by Scott Westerfeld, the statement of friendships are at risk and may be altered when problematic situations occur was expressed. The theme was conveyed through the plot of the novel. Furthermore, E. E. Cummings used figurative…

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  • Tally In Uglies

    it mean just a symmetrical face, exquisite bone structure, and flawless skin? Or is there so much more that is all kept a secret? In Scott Westerfeld’s novel, Uglies, Tally Youngblood is just another ugly longing for her sixteenth birthday on which she is to turn pretty. All is well until she finds out that being pretty isn’t really as beautiful as it seems. Throughout the novel the theme of appearance showed great importance to many of the characters. Having beautiful features is not what’s…

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  • What Is The Theme Of Uglies By Scott Westerfeld

    birthday having to take the risk of a life changing surgery JUST to be pretty. Would you change who you are, just to meet society's beauty standards. In Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, Tally Youngblood thinks having supermodel looks are the key to life, but when realizing the hard truth, everything she believed became one big lie. A significant passage of the book occurs when “One new legend towered above all the rest. Maddy had decided that the brain lesions couldn’t be kept a secret anymore;…

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  • Taking Risks In Uglies By Scott Westerfeld

    In the novel “Uglies” written by Scott Westerfeld, Tally lives in a society where once you turn 16, you get a “pretty surgery”. Until the age of 16, you are an “ugly” and treated differently than “pretties”. Tally struggles to find the real meaning of beauty and she battles her want to undergo the surgery. She discovers herself and what she wants by stepping out of her comfort zone and taking risks. With each risk Tally takes, she grows as a person. She finds that taking risks can have both…

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