The Diet Starts On Everyday By Tamar Chnorhkian

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Body image is the perception that an individual has of their physical self, thoughts, and feelings that result from that perception. These feeling can be negative or positive. “The diet starts on Monday”, Written by Tamar Chnorhkian, revolves around a young teenager size 22, struggles to fit in a society where body image becomes a problem. Zara Hopaigan has a secret crush on Pablo who is, the hottest guy in school, Pablo already has a skinny girlfriend named Holly. To make matters worse, Zara gets bullied by Pablo’s twin sister. Zara hangs around with her best friend Carmelina they both go window shopping at Paramatta. Body image is a major theme that plays a big role in Zara’s journey where she learns some of life’s most lessons. Throughout, the book Tamar uses a lot of descriptive language in describing the body images of each character being presented. Furthermore, this book explains the thoughts and…show more content…
Does he care if I have a beautiful face?” this demonstrates that the purpose of losing weight for Zara is to make herself attracted to Pablo, thinking that’s the only way. Whereas her true friend Max loves her no matter how fat or how skinny she looks. Tamar utilizes these examples of why the youth of today are so desperate in burning fat. “She turned around and checked out her arse in the mirror.”, “it’s as wide and meaty as a leg of lamb, she thought.” This extract continues itself with Zara explaining her body features. Referring to this text, it shows that Zara has a negative attitude to her body image/size. This also teaches young adults a lesson that if you can’t accept yourself, then how can you expect others to accept you. The perspective of Zara is similar to teenagers in reality. They’re obsessed with how they look, they worry their thighs are too flabby, their face is too chubby. The biggest insecurity of all this is the media, television, dolls, celebrity and so

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