Allure: Can It Be Read at Face Value?

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Since the dawn of time, beauty or what it should or should not be has been influenced by civilization. “Beauty” depicted what is or is not acceptable. No matter what one person prefers, people still struggle to reach the ideal image set forth by varying factors. “Beauty” according to Dictionary.com is “the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else,” if this is the case why do people not abide by that? () “Beauty” is an intangible obsession that has yet to be explored properly. Is “beauty” really in the eye of the beholder?” Why do women feel the need to be “beautiful?” “Beauty” is a strong factor in women’s lives, but they do not control it; nature, race, and society depict what “true beauty” is, and because of those things a great percentage of women are insecure. Nature has the strongest connection to the ideology of “beauty.” In the biological standpoint, everything in nature is beautiful. Somehow, certain types of humans fail to meet that norm, according to other so call superior humans. Why is that the case when humans are a product of nature? “Beauty” is taught to be complex, but humans sometimes do not understand that idea. Children are taught to accept people no matter how their outward appearance may look. Yet when they reach the adolescent years that is when they become bullies and attack people based on their appearances. Nature vs. nurture contributes greatly to the insecurity women feel. The household a woman is raised in has a vast influence on how they will view themselves in the future. If she is subject to abuse because she is... ... middle of paper ... ...not have what the celebrities have it is useless. Society’s effect on people is so damaging that it will take a while for things to turn around. Even though “beauty” is a multi faceted ideology, it should not be limited to outward appearance. Just as Whoopi Goldberg and Eleanor Roosevelt, have “inner beauty” the rest of the women in the world posses the same. Why can’t society just accept the fact that “beauty” is undefined? Women will always have to deal with the challenges that nature, race, and society places upon them. They are slowly gaining their control back. Although they still have a long journey ahead, they are more than capable because it is a possible mission. Women are “smart enough to make these millions/Strong enough to bare the children/Then get back to business,” so they definitely will rise to occasion of taking the meaning of “beauty” back.
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