The Story “Ring leader,” was about the trials and crises that Kruz faced in her life. Kusz’s story presented examples of the impact for a person to find his/her own identity. With her unusual upbringing, Kusz found her own way of personal expression, a nose piercing. According to Kusz her childhood was not the easiest. “The fact is, grew up ugly-no, worse than that, I grew up unusual, that unforgivable sin among youth” (Kusz, 2001).She never felt as though she was good enough by society’s standards. Due to a dog attack when she was young, Kusz had one eye , and facial scars. “Thus if you added my oversized body to the disfigured face, and add again my families low income and my secondary wardrobe, you have a formula for pure, excruciating teenage angst” …show more content…
I have now, after all, deliberately chosen a facial flaw, a remarkable aspect of appearance” (Kusz, 2001). She likes the ring, it makes her unique, and gives people a reason to look at her. “I’ve invited it, I’ve made room for it, and it is no longer inflicted upon me against my will “(Kusz, 2001).The ring for Zusz, is her sign of liberation from a conforming society. A chance to be herself and feel good about it. As a result, Kusz didn’t conform to her way of living, until she accepted herself for who she was. Once she accepted her flaws for what they were, a uniqueness about her. Her Ring was no different, it was her way of letting herself be alright with who she was and how she looked. Kusz didn’t want to let her personal appearance hinder the life she wanted. She embraced her own beauty by allowing a flaw to be placed upon her face. Zusz believed in going after what you want, even if no one else wants the
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...n every shape and size, good and bad, encompass the journey of a diamond. But, the final destination of a diamond is in the form of a ring- promising a lifelong commitment in the first world tainted with the blood of third world grief.
In lines 1 and 7 she was fine before she was mocked in her teenage years, “This girlchild was born as usual” and “She was healthy, tested intelligent”. Piercy shows the readers that before she was told of her imperfections, that she was a completely healthy and normal girl. She could have lived long pasted her teenage years, but with society telling her that her nose and legs were not considered perfect, she cut them off and died. Though Piercy did exaggerate the action, young teenagers and young adults have actions that leads to death. Some people starve, excessive exercise, Botox injections, plastic surgery, or even take pills to lose weight. These actions cost the lives of girls and boys all over the world and as society grows with more ways to bring out the negativity in a person’s body image, society should try to bring out positivity and confidence in everyone. In the poem “Hanging Fire” the speaker looks back at the choices she has made throughout her high school life and questions many aspects of her life. She questioned certain imperfection of beauty she had to deal with even though they are completely common in many teenagers. The reader can see the speaker questioning her beauty in lines 6-7 and 28-30 “How come my knees are //always so ashy?” and “Why do I have to be// the one //wearing braces”. Though these imperfections are normal for a teenager, society has made many
From the beginning of Kat’s life, she was at odds with her environment. When she was a child, she was Katherine, a doll like representation of what her mother wanted her to be. As a teenager she was Kathy, a representation of what she believed others wanted, “a bouncy, round-faced [girl] with gleaming freshly washed hair and enviable teeth, eager to please and no more int...
At the age of 14, she delivered a child. This child was from another father, so it was killed. The following year she was married to Count Ferencz Nadasdy. He was a very powerful noble in Hungary. Because of his high power, he was often chosen to govern the Hungarian Army during the Ottoman wars. He was not very supportive of her. Only marrying her for her father’s money and power. Making her feel bad about herself. Some people believe that this is why she started to kill and torture the common women, making them feel bad about being a commoner, and her feeling good about being a noble’s daughter.
In her memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy tells the story of how the deformities caused by her cancer forced her into a life of isolation, cruel insults, and unhappiness. Grealy clearly demonstrates how a society that excessively emphasizes female beauty can negatively affect a young girl, especially one with a deformity. Most interpret this story as a way for Grealy to express the pain that she endured because she did not measure up to society’s definition of female beauty, a standard that forces girls into unhealthy habits, plastic surgery, and serious depression. In the afterword of the memoir, Grealy’s friend, Ann Patchett, tries to change this interpretation by saying that Grealy never meant for it to be a story of the hardships she faced as a young girl with a deformity; she simply wished it to be viewed “as a piece of literature.” (232). However, this short passage takes away from the important message that Grealy expresses in her memoir: that the unattainable standards of female beauty in society can destroy the joy and livelihood of young girls. Grealy understandably denied this as her reason for writing because, to her, admitting that the story of her life was dominated by her deformity would be like admitting that she had never lived. She frequently explains in her memoir that she longed for physical beauty so that she could finally live without isolation and dejection. To label her memoir a story of loneliness and sorrow would be admitting that she never reached this sense of beauty she so strongly desired. Despite Ann Patchett’s interpretation of the memoir, it should still be seen as a story demonstrating how society’s unreachable standards of beauty can deprecate the lives of young girls, as ...
Moreover, the woman in the ?eye of the Beholder? not only wanted beauty but she felt the need for acceptance. She was denied this when she was taken to a disability camp. It?s amazing how in the movie, people were separated and treated unequally because of their physical appearances, and as result, they could not share the same society. This is in fact is a metaphor for how discrimination was once in extreme existence in this society. For example, African Americans once had to use: different bathrooms, water fountains, and were even segregated to non-white school. They were even isolated to the worse parts of the cities.
She, at times, was forced into territory that was unfamiliar and for which she needed to develop new skills – for example, the speech-giving that was required of her position and the business decisions that needed to be made at the Post. However, she never seemed to be playing any parts or brining any characters onto the stage, just being authentic Kay throughout her life. This may be because she was so good at playing the parts and the acting came so naturally that she never appeared to be inauthentic; or perhaps because she was not conscious of this action and therefore didn’t write about it. Nevertheless, it does seem interesting that she was trying to be the same person throughout her life, but that different circumstances demanded different components of her
She was a beautiful and confident woman who was also known as the ‘Sex Symbol’ in the 1950s. She had a very beautiful curved body. She always wore whatever wanted whether it was made for her body type or not. She didn't have a perfect body, but she loved the one she had. She was proud of it and was not ashamed of it. She taught young girls like me how this is the only body we will ever have, so instead of wanting to change it,we should accept and love it. Many models are body shamed on an international television, they are made fun of the way they look in front of billions of viewers, but there are many models that speak for themselves and the way the look.
Heart of Darkness is a novel of contrasts: light and dark, male and female, truth and deception; it is also a novel where minor characters serve a major function in the overall meaning of the book. One clear example of this is Kurtz’s Intended—she is the light and purity to Kurtz’s dark and evil side. Her naivety and idealism are a stark contrast to the harsh, primitive reality found in the depths of the Congo.
I could relate myself to her, I was fascinated in being something that was not me. I ultimately wanted to be someone else. Comparing myself to others was taking over me and I would play this “game” like there were no limits. The harm I was actually putting my body in was never good enough. From doctors, to psychologists to nutritionists, no one could get through my head that my idea of “beauty” was not only unhealthy but also deadly. Not once did I ever stop to ask myself when’s enough going to be enough?
The movie “The Ring” was a horror film that I found to be a major disappointment. The opening scene is probably one of the best in the whole movie, which in my opinion is pathetic. When the young girl in the beginning was killed seven days after watching the tape because her “heart stopped” after seeing Samara, I thought to myself “Wow, this may turn out to be an interesting movie,” but they ruined it as soon as they showed the girl dead in the closet looking green and disfigured. I don’t know where the directors are from, but in the real world, people don’t turn green and look disfigured when their hearts stop. The movie continues with the girl’s crazy aunt trying to solve the mystery of the videotape that could have been easily solved by the police, but not in this movie; the police had...
...he "right hand ring." Marketers develop this ring for the woman who knows how to work hard and clearly demonstrates the power and perception women feel towards diamonds. This is a million dollar marketing campaign that will turn profits. Women of the world will raise their right hand but most likely those rings will be cubic zirconias. Those who can afford a "house" on their right hand most certainly deserve to display it. The right hand ring is brilliant and the advertisement amongst the hundreds of others in W Magazine catches the attention of women who "must" prove their rank. This advertisement appeals to women's feelings, wants, needs, desires, values, and beliefs. Pathos is the theme of this advertisement and proves that appealing to a woman's right hand, is not a bad marketing move. This advertisement for the "right hand ring" is a diamond in itself.