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    Jason Dang Professor Hartwig ENGL 110 5 February 2018 Exigence In the Novel, Uglies, Scott Westerfeld looks at the current world situation where every young person feels the need to be attractive and portrays a perception of what the world will be like in the future. Many young people think that the only way to confine in the society is to become physically attractive. The contemporary society, then introduces many plastic surgeries that one can undergo to become beautiful. With this in mind, Scott Westerfeld tells a story of what the world might come to, where cities agreed that your sixteenth birthday marks the transition from ‘Ugly’ to ‘Pretty’ through a series of extreme surgery. The transition is meant to reduce conflict by making everyone to better conform to certain beauty standards. Tally Youngblood cannot wait to reach her sixteenth birthday so that she can now become ‘Pretty’ and reunite with her friends. In every society, there are those people who are…

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    The book I read was Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. The main character, Tally, changes greatly throughout the book. The story starts off with her sneaking into New Pretty Town, where all the new pretties stay after their surgery. She runs into another ugly there. Her name is Shay, but she doesn’t have the usual mindset that all uglies have. She doesn’t see why becoming a pretty is so wonderful. She just wants to stay who she is. Tally, on the other hand, has always wanted to become a pretty ever…

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    In Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld, the theme is respect because you have to respect people's opinions even If you don't agree with it. On page 392-393 389, in the book Uglies, Maddy, David's Mother, is talking to Tally about giving Shay pills. "Yeah right. That's what Tally keeps telling me. But you don't understand. "Maddy shook her head. 'Only if she wants to be cured. These are experimental, Tally. We can't give them to someone against their will.' (It is difficult to understand what is…

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    Society seems to hold beauty to a higher standard than wit. Cosmetics companies don’t hire geniuses to capture the attention of the public. In Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies, beauty is seen as a necessity—and intelligence is cast aside. However, throughout the book, it becomes obvious that sometimes, cleverness is a greater asset than looks. As the scene of the story is being set, it becomes apparent that Tally is a rule-breaker among uglies. She skips classes, goes into forbidden areas, and, most…

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    The future is...perfect, or is it? In Scott Westerfield's 'Pretties', the second book of the 'Uglies' series we learn that the future is a labyrinth that hides the ugly truth about a seemingly perfect society. Everyone under the age of sixteen has been classified as 'ugly' while everyone over sixteen has undergone an operation to make you society’s image of perfect. Being prejudged by appearance is a problem of the past as everyone over sixteen years old is enhanced to become 'pretty'. In the…

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    Uglies Essay Simran Purewal In today’s society, seven out of ten girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks (dosomething.org). The novel Uglies by Scott Westerfeld is set in a future where once young people reach the age of sixteen they are able to have a cosmetic surgery to turn themselves pretty. In doing so, they gain freedom and become acceptable in society’s eyes. Tally Youngblood is a girl with no confidence and sees the surgery as an…

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    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…

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    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 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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    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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