The Ugly Truth About Beauty

“The Ugly Truth About Beauty”

In class, the essay by Dave Barry “The Ugly Truth About Beauty” was an interesting read. The thesis statement in the article is, "The problem is that women generally do not think of their looks the same that men do." because the rest of the writing is about how men and women think differently about their appearance. The tone is comical and the point of view is first person. The purpose of this short essay is to convince women that they are foolish for trying so hard. In the thirteenth paragraph Dave Barry states that "Men don't even notice 97 percent of the beauty efforts you make anyway." This sentence makes is seem that the author is persuading ...

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thinking that they should look like Barbie. But, I disagree that men wouldn't notice if women had the same thought process as them while getting ready for a night out. The main reason that women try hard to look nice is to get man's attention. So if women went to the bar in sweat pants, no make-up, and threw their hair in a messy bun, then they would never get anyone's attention. So, some points I agree with, while others I couldn't disagree more.
My opinion on beauty is that the only thing ugly, is the things that can’t be seen. All beautiful in physicality but on the inside is where true beauty is. If a mop bucket is tipped over and the water comes out you can see what's on the inside. I think beauty works this way as well. True beauty is shown by what is in ones heart. it saddens me to think that beauty is not felt the same way but it is to be expected. Nothing is the same. When you take away individuality there are no colors to the spectrum that is made up by being ...

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Added: 2/12/2017 02:17:09 PM
Submitted By: jubejube
Category: Women's Issues
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