American Physical Beauty

Beauty: That important to sacrifice so much for?

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Pecola wishes that she had blue eyes. She thinks that if her eyes were blue, and therefore beautiful according to white American standards, then her problems would go away and her life would be beautiful. Then maybe, her classmates and teachers would not despise her and think she was so ugly. She so hates herself that she stares at herself in the mirror trying to figure out where her ugliness comes from. " The Bluest Eye


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"Adults, older girls, shops, magazines, newspapers, window sign - all the world had agreed that a blue-eyed, yellow-haired, pink-skinned doll was what every girl child treasured. 'Here,' they said, 'this is beautiful, and if you are on this day "worthy" you may have it." The Bluest Eye




"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart"

Helen Keller


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“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it” confucius




http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/261712/defining_beauty_in_america.html?cat=9
- see what this article says about how American define beauty

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/36318361#36318361
- watch this interview about the daughter of an African-American model and her struggles

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