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Beauty Pageants Are Self Esteem Killers And Distort The Views Of A Woman 's Role

- Beauty pageants are self-esteem killers and distort the views of a woman’s role in society. The majority of people, especially women, are campaigning against this ambiguous tradition. Many adjustments have been conveyed to conform to these recognitions. Some of these adjustments include: donating to charities, achieving the art of elocution, and opportunities for educational scholarships. As thoughts and views on gender roles and gender identity have undergone changes, trending opinions have contemplated this certain extravagant event....   [tags: Beauty contest, Beauty, Miss Universe]

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Beauty & The Matrix

- Beauty & The Matrix Do you remember the story of Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful girl who had a curse put upon her at her Christening. She was to die by the prick of a spinning needle on her 16th Birthday. Her fairy aunts hid her from the curse and she was raised not knowing her real fate. Then of course she fell under the curse and could only be awakened by her true love. Who could forget this enchanting story. Beauty, by Sheri S. Tepper is just like that Sleeping Beauty story but with a twist around every corner....   [tags: Movie Film Compare Contrast Essays]

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Do Beauty Pageants Really Help Girls?

- Do beauty pageants really help girls find their inner beauty or do they just change into faulty beauty queens. Looking deeply into what these competitions really create out of a person, anyone can quickly find that the contestants aren’t all rainbows and butterflies. In fact, it’s the complete opposite. Pageantry changes some girls for the better, but can also change them for the worse. Young girls should not participate in beauty pageants because they apply too much pressure by judging females based mostly on their physical appearance and can cost up to thousands of dollars....   [tags: Beauty contest, Beauty, Beauty pageants]

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The Reality Of Beauty Pageants

- The show “Toddlers and Tiaras” which aired on TLC for six years showed the lives of little girls who competed in beauty pageants; this is how beauty pageants recently became popular. These pageants focus on beauty, modeling gowns and swimsuits, as well as a talent portion. The winners of these pageants are called beauty queens and they receive a tiara and possible cash prizes. The contestants range from ages two to sixteen. As quoted by Kahlil Gibran, “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” When it comes to beauty pageants, what’s on the inside does not matter....   [tags: Beauty contest, Beauty, Child beauty pageant]

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Beauty Pageants : The Beauty Pageant

- There are many different types of beauty pageants in today’s society, but a child beauty pageant consist of modeling sportswear, evening attire, dance and talent. The children are judged based on individuality in looks, capability, poise, perfection and confidence. As the judges call it, "the complete package". There are two main types of beauty pageant the natural pageant and the glitz pageant. Glitz pageants are the "glamour" pageants where girls are dressed in high fashion, evening gowns and swimsuit....   [tags: Beauty contest, Child beauty pageant, Beauty]

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The Bombardment of Barbie’s and the Branding of Beauty

- “[In] a poll done by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of 3,000 fourth to tenth graders revealed that most girls can’t look in a mirror and say, ‘I’m pretty!’ or even ‘I’m okay!’”(Cordes 4). Social media, avenues of peer and parental influences, and role models of “beauty” cause young girls of today’s society to develop distorted views of beauty for themselves. America over time has reached a level that depicts beauty as an unrealistic and unachievable model of the “perfect beautiful girl.” According to research by Shelly Grabe, Janet Shibley Hyde—both staff of the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison—and L....   [tags: Beauty ]

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Beauty Pageants : An Ugly Spectacle

- Beauty Pageants I believe that beauty pageant are an ugly spectacle in which young women are judged based upon their looks and sometimes their “talents.” Often times these beauty pageants are extremely stressful on people and especially the younger children. The beauty pageants are made up of a bunch of fake girls who use many beauty products and aesthetics to make themselves look better. A lot of the time when young children it’s not because they want to it’s because their parent(s) want them to be and they have no choice....   [tags: Beauty contest, Beauty, Miss Universe]

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The Beauty And Fashion Industries

- “Every girl deserves to feel good about herself and see how beautiful she really is- physical beauty is a false concept, and, at the same time, falsely equating beauty with goodness and self-worth. If you don’t see perfection in the mirror, it suggests, you’ve been duped by the media and suffer from low self-esteem.” (Postrel, 2007). We live in a society where girls need to be six feet tall and a size two to be considered beautiful, a society where men have fixed ideas of a perfect women; an unattainable beauty that is both destructive and unhealthy....   [tags: Human physical appearance, Beauty, Aesthetics]

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Beauty Pageants Are The Most Important Person For All People

- Parents are the most important person for all people, the majority of children are influenced by the opinion that parents can give them. The Beauty pageants, are an appearance competitions that children or all people show their physical aspects. They have numerous aspects which influence this decision, parents want that their children to be famous. According to Zuma, who wrote one article in the magazine “The Week”, giving some reason why Beauty pageants are harmful for the children. The three most important reasons is that the girls can grow up fast and do not enjoy their childhood, parents sexualize young girls, and can also cause cognitive and emotional problems (Zuma)....   [tags: Beauty contest, Beauty, Human physical appearance]

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Child Beauty Pageants 's Effect On Children

- Child beauty pageants began in the 1960s, but the modern glitz pageants first garnered public attention in 1995 with Painted Babies, a documentary that followed two 5-year-old glitz contestants and their families. The 1996 death of JonBenet Ramsey introduced the world to tot beauty queens and 2001 brought the documentary Living Dolls. Toddlers and Tiaras launched in 2009 . "high-glitz" pageants like the ones featured on Toddlers & Tiaras is a potential source in child body impairment, low self esteem, and pressures children to grow up too fast....   [tags: Beauty contest, Child beauty pageant, Childhood]

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The Primacy of Poetry: On Tita Chico’s The Arts of Beauty: Women’s Cosmetics and Pope’s Ekphrasis

- On Tita Chico’s The Arts of Beauty: Women’s Cosmetics and Pope’s Ekphrasis In “The Arts of Beauty: Women’s Cosmetics and Pope’s Ekphrasis,” Tita Chico contends that ekphrastic representations of women in The Rape of the Lock and Epistle to a Lady indicate Pope’s privileging poetic artistry over the art of cosmetics. In both poems, Pope exploits the humiliation of a “cosmetically constructed woman” in an effort to assert the supremacy of his own artistic authority (Chico 4). Chico uses other scholars―Laura Brown, Christa Knellwolf, and Felicity Naussbaum chief among them―to anchor the origins of her argument, but she immediately addresses their respective limitations....   [tags: Tita Chico Arts Beauty Cosmetics Ekphrasis Essays]

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Effects Of Beauty Pageants On Young Girls

- Zawn Villines is a journalist for GoodTherapy.org. In this article Zawn Villines talks about the effects beauty pageants can have on young girls. For example, Beauty pageants can cause all sorts of problems to young girls that will eventually involve as they grow up, or continue a career in the modelling business. Problems that can occur to young girls include, eating disorders, body image distortion, sexualisation of young girls, unhealthy choices, etc. Looking at more detail within the article, it also includes reasons why parents (usually mothers) allow their daughters to participate in an unnecessary competition....   [tags: Beauty contest, Child beauty pageant, Beauty]

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Analysis of She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron

- Analysis of She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron She Walks in Beauty is a poem in which the author speaks of the physical beauty of a woman; a female who the author encountered. This encounter lead him to visualize a great distinct physical image of her so he began to speak of this phenomenal attractiveness. A special quality in her was being able to be identified with the heaven. Beautiful like the stars and clearly visible as a cloudless night. The poem ?She Walks in Beauty. came by as an inspiration to the author....   [tags: Poem Poetry Lord byron Walks Beauty Essays]

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Child Beauty Pageants Are Pageants

- It was the day after Christmas in 1996 when 6 year old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was murdered, she was found with a skull fracture and there was evidence of sexual molestation. The investigation is still unsolved and ongoing but it is thought that her prominence in the local pageant circuit made her an obvious target for child predators (Bio., 2011). Child beauty pageants are pageants in which the contestants are under the age of 16, many of the participants start performing when they’re as young as a few months old and continue doing pageants until adulthood....   [tags: Beauty contest, Child beauty pageant]

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Beauty Is An Beauty Of Beauty

- There are so many different opinions on what beauty is. The idea of beauty is purely opinionated. Beauty is your own idea, skinny or thick, long hair or short hair, light skin or dark skin. How people define beauty is unique in many different ways everyone has a different opinion. No ones idea of beauty is the same. In society today it has become more materialistic based if you wear the latest designer or you have the newest pair of sneakers out and the true meaning of being beautiful has escaped our souls....   [tags: Beauty, Aesthetics, Human physical appearance]

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Comparing The Novel ' Sleeping Beauty ' And ' The Beauty Sleeping Of The Wood '

- For centuries, fairy tales have been passed down from generation to generation. Stories that told morals and lessons, princes rescuing the damsel in distress, magic, created imagination, and good versus evil. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, and the Little Mermaid all have these five characteristics in their own personal stories, but are just told differently. In Sleeping Beauty, which the earliest known version was first composed around 1330 and 1344 and first printed in 1528, a beautiful princess has a curse put on her and only a prince can break the spell....   [tags: Fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, Brothers Grimm]

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To What Extent Are Women Willing to Sacrifice In Order to Attain Their Culture’s Ideal Beauty Standards?

- Beauty is a very important aspect for women. A lot of pressure has been place on the female gender to attain a level of beauty that has been set by their culture and society. Due to the desperateness of wanting to be beautiful, women are willing to go to extreme lengths in order to please their family, themselves, and society. Although these measures were much more bizarre in the past than they are now, the present-day traditions of becoming beautiful are still ridiculous. Since women have been given this duty to represent the beauty of their culture, it has become an obligation to fulfill it....   [tags: society, beauty, body image, females]

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Sleeping Beauty's Castle

- Sleeping Beauty's Castle The past has a great influence on present culture. However ideas and themes of the past can change with time. This is true with the ideas associated with the medieval castle. These castles, which once served as a military fortress as well as a residence, are now often associated with the fantastical, popular images people can have of the middle ages. Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disneyland is a good example because it represents an idea to many people of what a medieval castle may have looked like....   [tags: Compare Contrast Castles Architecture Essays]

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Media’s Impact on Beauty and Body Image of Young Girls

- It’s difficult to envision a world where idealized representations of females do not exist. However, before the creation of the mass media, our ideas of beauty were restricted to our own communities in which we live. When photography was introduced in 1839, real-life images of faces and bodies were not exposed to society. The likelihood of someone owning a mirror during that time was very rare. Today, however, one is considered odd if they do not own a mirror. Today we look for any excuse to look in the mirror as we have become more obsessed with our appearance than ever before....   [tags: Beauty ]

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Little Miss Narcissist : Why Juvenile Beauty Pageants

- Little Miss Narcissist: Why Juvenile Beauty Pageants Are a Threat to Young Girls Often beauty pageants feature an “outfit of choice” portion where parents and their children can collaborate in deciding their desired ensemble. On the TLC hit series Toddler and Tiaras, a three-year-old child entered a glitz beauty pageant, and in the “outfit of choice” portion, she dressed as Julia Robert’s character from Pretty Woman (O’Neill 20-21). In other words, a mother dressed her three-year-old child as a prostitute in hopes of winning a pageant....   [tags: Beauty contest, Beauty, Childhood]

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The Beauty Myth

- This essay is for women who believe their thighs are too big, their breasts are too small, their hair is boring, their skin is flawed, their body is shaped funny, or their clothes are outdated. This month's column is for women who believe their life would improve if they could lose 15 pounds; if they could afford contact lenses, that new perfume or anti-cellulite concoction; if they got a nose job, a face lift, a tummy tuck, etc. This month's column is for women who feel shame or unhappiness when they ponder some part (or all) of their body....   [tags: Beauty and the Media]

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Lessons Found in Beauty and the Beast

- Lessons Found in Beauty and the Beast      Once upon a time.      The classic opener for any fairy tale, which is no different in the case of Beauty and the Beast. Fairy tales were meant to teach our children life lessons that society, at the time, deems important to learn. They teach us the difference between right and wrong, black and white, good and bad, light and dark, and beautiful and ugly. There are many different variations and names to Beauty and the Beast. This famous fable has been passed down and integrated into our culture time and time again, each time adding different lessons that were thought to be important in that day and age....   [tags: Fairytales Essays Beauty Beast]

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Effects Of Child Pageants On Children 's Beauty Pageants

- Lights, camera, pouty lips welcome to the four dimensional world of children 's beauty pageants. Over the years, child pageants have become a hot topic gaining a great deal of delight from numerous people around the world. From having a strong standing, ongoing fan base that keeps the hit TLC TV show Toddlers and Tiaras; on air to having some of Americans ' favorite beauty queens making guest appearances on shows such as the Ellen Show. Regretfully, the idea of putting an end to child pageants has become somewhat of a hotter topic than the pageants themselves....   [tags: Beauty contest, Child beauty pageant]

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Western Beauty Standards Will NOT Bring Happiness

- Introduction We live in a society that has somehow confused healthy and happy for thin and beautiful, that is, beautiful according to what the media has told us is beautiful. As women, we look to the models in advertising to see how we are supposed to look. They are the ones that set the beauty standards and say what body type is acceptable. We are led to believe that by having such a body, we will automatically have a happier and healthier life. It seems easy enough; all we have to do is acquire the perfect body image and we will be happy, right....   [tags: The Media and Beauty]

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Review of Stearns’ Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West

- Wow, I mean, your sister, she’s so fat that when she wears a yellow raincoat, people shout out, “Taxi!” Your brother, gosh, he’s so fat that his driver’s license says, “Picture continued on the other side!” About your mother, well, she’s so fat that when she walks in front of the television, you miss out on three commercials. I’m tellin’ ya. Fat. Those humorous one-liners are just a few of the many out there. In the United States today, we are obviously obsessed with weight, but how did this cultural craze with heaviness start....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reading Analysis : Picture Walks

- Picture walks. A pre-reading activity that involves the students looking at the pictures of a book and making predictions in order to prepare the students to read the book. Interactive read-aloud. The teacher reads a book to the students, pausing at integral parts to comment and ask the students questions in order to facilitate comprehension. Strategy lesson. Important reading strategies include previewing the text; activating prior knowledge; setting purposes; generating, verifying, and updating predictions; identifying text structures; using imagery and visualizing; and monitoring comprehension....   [tags: Writing, Reading, Reading, Dyslexia]

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The Negative Impact of Beauty Contests and Models

- Everyday we see men and women in magazines that have what society has called “the perfect body” and we just bypass it like it means nothing to us, when deep down inside, we are eager to become just like those models. Society has put this picture into all of our heads of what the “average” person should look like. It is said that for women, we should have small tiny waist, flat stomachs, the hourglass figure, a round buttox and well developed plump breasts. Does this sound like the average female that you see on your streets daily....   [tags: Beauty Contests are Harmful]

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Child Beauty Pageants : Good, Bad, And The Ugly

- Child Beauty Pageants: Good, Bad, and the Ugly Imagine this, a six-year-old Mia is nervously waiting for her name to be called, just a few hours prior she begged her mom not to make her do this. Her mom bribes her with a new kitten that she knew Mia has been wanting for the past few months. Mia will do anything to get the kitten that has been promised to her if she does the pageant. Then, the show begins. Mia steps out onto the stage not thinking about the crown, kitten, or the judges, but she thinks to herself “am I beautiful enough?” Flippers (fake teeth), spray tans, hair and makeup are just the minimum amount of work that goes into preparing a young child for a beauty pageant...   [tags: Beauty contest, Beauty, Child beauty pageant]

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The, Sleeping Beauty And Snow White

- For many years, fairy tales have been shared with children; whether as teachable, pleasureful or bedtime readings. We are all familiar with the classic’s like: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. These stories hold easy recognizability for the patterns created within them. Patterns that induce, repeated reminders of the gender binary system and social class hierarchies, as well as determinants of the western society. Children’s books are not excluded from the mass portrayal of the role that your sex should play to children, but rather to create different schemas at a young age that carry throughout the lives of the children....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sex]

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The Affect of Media Beauty Standards on Women's Self Esteem

- The Affect of Media Beauty Standards on Women's Self Esteem In the daily fight for the emancipation of women and the pressures and influence of advertising, women of all ages are coerced into physical and psychological self-torment trying to achieve an optimum look or image. This is something not limited to a few. One can see the work of television advertisers in high schools everyday as girls wear the same clothing, makeup and accessories as their favorite stars. They may also try to imitate models they see in teen magazines....   [tags: Women Female Beauty Media]

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We Need a Minimum Age for Child Beauty Pageants

- Fake hair, false teeth, spray tans, and waxed eyebrows are just a few things that some of these girls have when preparing to compete. The competition consists of young girls competing for the crown of beauty. Attention starved moms put their daughters in older aged attire and layer them up with makeup and glam to compete for the winning title. The judges pick for the most beautiful girl wins the title, a sparkly crown, a trophy, and cash. Even though beauty pageants teach children to compete, child pageants are affecting children’s childhood because the children grow up faster than they should and it teaches young girls that their true beauty doesn’t exist and they should dress and act olde...   [tags: Child Beauty Pageants]

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The Cause and Effects of Beauty and the Ideal Women

- Throughout history there have been many claims about what is beautiful and what is not on the face and body. America’s idea of beauty in the past changed many times from the fragileness of the Steel-engraving lady to the voluptuousness of the Greek slave. The ideal beauty in America is not so different from the ideal beauty of cultures around the world and follows many of the traditions practiced throughout history. The widespread of advertisement and technology is something that’s said to be the contributing problem to the ideal women phenomenon, but I believe history and trend plays the bigger role....   [tags: Beauty ]

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True Beauty

- Many people will say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, however if you look back through history it is apparent that beauty is in the eye of society. Just like fashion, the image of a “beautiful woman” has varied with culture and time. What was considered attractive in Elizabethan Europe was pale, blonde, and curvy whereas today in America it’s tan, blonde, and thin. Women have put themselves through misery attempting to change their bodies and their features to match what society is calling beautiful....   [tags: Beauty Essays]

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Historical Definitions of Beauty

- Throughout history, beauty in a person has been defined as someone with the physical appearance that was pleasant to the eye. Although beauty varies among different cultures and areas, people who are younger, with average looking symmetrical features, well proportioned bodies, along with some combination of inner beauty, are considered beautiful. The more average a persons’ features are to society the more attractive that person appears to be. Charles Darwin’s cousin, Francis Galton, was the first to notice this when he overlaid images of vegetarians and criminals to see if there were typical facial appearances for each....   [tags: Beauty ]

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Children Beauty Pageants

- As the clock steadily ticks down the minutes until show time, the dressing rooms grow chaotic as last minute preparations are performed. Final gusts of hair spray are generously applied to the girls’ hair, and extra bobby pins are securely fastened to their heads to prevent a single hair from falling out of place. While the girls apprehensively await their moments to shine, their stylists and mothers hastily finish applying their makeup and adjusting their glitzy outfits. Aside from a few shed tears, the girls are soon ready to begin....   [tags: Grand Supreme, young beauty, Elizabeth Day]

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Defining Beauty for Men and Women in Portraiture

- Defining Beauty for Men and Women in Portraiture " ... A thing of beauty is a joy forever : It's loveliness increases ; it will never Pass into nothingness ... " What is beauty. Seemingly a continually evolving and infinitely elusive ideal - mankind has been obsessed with the concept of beauty throughout the ages. Portraiture, as an essential channel of visual communication, has traditionally been the medium through which definitions of beauty are graphically expressed. Particularly in the Renaissance where portraiture often served celebratory or commemorative purposes, it was crucial that portraits were accepted as aesthetically pleasing reflections of the social ideals of the time....   [tags: Masculine Feminine Beauty Renaissance Essays]

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The Impacts of Child Beauty Pageants on Childhood Development

- A child beauty pageant can be described as a contest featuring contestants from ages below one year to eighteen years old. They first started in 1921 when the owner of a hotel in Atlantic City wanted to help boost tourism. But, even before those pageants, there were “Most Beautiful Child” competitions throughout major cities across the country. Some pageant moms and dads believe that it is a helpful thing to put their children in pageants and it will help them in the future but I beg to differ....   [tags: Child Beauty Pageants]

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Campaigning for Real Beauty: Dove® and Changing Stereotypical Body Images as Seen in the Media

- Today society has never been more aware of the impact the media has on what is considered to be an attractive person. Those who are most vulnerable by what they observe as the American standard of attractiveness and beauty are young females. Their quest to imitate such artificial images of beauty has challenged their health and their lives and has become the concern of many. As a result, advertisements used in the media are featuring more realistic looking people. As the modern world has changed, the idea of what is beautiful has changed as well....   [tags: attractiveness, beauty, eye of the beholder]

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American Beauty

- American Beauty American Beauty tells the story of one man's search for happiness. The film introduces the audience to Lester Burnham, an ordinary- looking married man and father in his forties. Lester is in a loveless marriage. Lester's wife, Carolyn, is so wrapped-up in her real estate career that Lester often claims that Carolyn doesn't even acknowledge him. Furthermore, Lester's daughter, Jane, is completely distant, often claiming how "pathetic" she thinks her father is. Moreover, Lester has dedicated fourteen years to his occupation, and suddenly, he is in danger of losing his job due to downsizing....   [tags: Film Movies American Beauty Essays]

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The Film American Beauty

- The Film American Beauty      In life, everyone must make choices. Choices give an individual the freedom to decide the path which they will follow. In the movie American Beauty, each of the characters has a choice he or she needs to make. The main character, Lester Burnham, is faced with many choices that could either lead to his ultimate happiness or draw him further into his despair. Carolyn Burnham, Lester's wife, is faced with a loveless marriage that exists only because she does not possess the willingness to break the cycle....   [tags: Movie Films American Beauty Essays]

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