Essays Tagged: "physical beauty"

This is an essay on the person who has influenced my life the most. It is titled "The Ideal Woman".

ad the opportunity to meet her, the first thing you would have noticed would have been her striking physical beauty. She had short-sandy blonde hair and beautiful deep green eyes. Her smile was radian ... a small hump in the middle.After talking with my grandmother you would have noticed that more than physical appearance, however, she possessed an inner beauty. She had an outgoing personality, and pe ...

(3 pages) 218 1 3.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

My essay examines the importance western society has placed on beauty and the ever changing ideals imposed upon women.

The 20th century has seen a huge upsurge in the importance placed by Western society on physical beauty, particularly for women. The fashion, cosmetics and plastic surgery industries have ... e fashion, cosmetics and plastic surgery industries have thrived on 20th century preoccupation with physical appearance. It is a preoccupation that affects women in every sphere, whether they choose t ... rity, harmony and perfection."Definitions of beauty in the 20th century, when referring to human physical beauty, are nearly always constructed in terms of outward appearance and sexual attractiven ...

(11 pages) 573 8 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Desiree's Baby by Kate Chopin

"women were objects of erotic delight, intended for pleasure and adornment for the male, and their physical beauty [was] paramount." Chopin's stories reflect on the period of time which she lived. Ch ... e anything that drives headlong over all obstacles". For Armand, his attraction towards Desiree was physical; all the emotions he feels are being compared to things that 'drive headlong over all obsta ...

(7 pages) 82 0 3.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Effects of Media on Teenage Girls

The media emphasizes the importance of physical beauty rather than emotional attractiveness.Unfortunately, media does not show what famous ... ession begins and the teen is no longer happy with her lifestyle. When all attempts to change their physical appearance fail, a teen's self-esteem is severely damaged. Personalities slowly begin to mo ... rtists along with personal trainers. On average teenager can not afford to spend this much money on physical beauty enhancers, thus, they are easily discouraged. Yet, there are some who will fine some ...

(2 pages) 35 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compare Dee and Mrs. Slade

onality and their view of others. First, Dee and Mrs. Slade are similar in appearance. Dee's physical beauty can be defined as one of her biggest assets. The fact that her sister, Maggie, sees ...

(4 pages) 37 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Appearance of Women in Odyssey

l and super natural world that Homer presents. He has a tendency to describe women no just by their physical beauty, but also how they sound and act and in doing so the reader is able to see certain u ... der's eyes be slightly foolish.In the Odyssey Homer actually tells the reader very little about the physical appearance of the women. For example Homer describes Penelope very little. When she first a ...

(6 pages) 56 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Discussion of common themes in Sonnets 65, 104 and 116.

he notion that love is a constant emotion which has the ability to transcend the inconsistencies of physical beauty and time.Sonnet 104's focus is on how the beauty of Shakespeare's "fair friend" rema ... person whom he is writing about for approximately three years. In this time he has not observed any physical change, in fact, he states that to him, his beloved "can never be old". It would be fair to ...

(4 pages) 15 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

An explication of "Late Poem to My Father."

omsand the hot fireplace with the man in front of it,silent. You moved through the heavy airin your physical beauty, a boy of seven,helpless, smart, there were things the mandid near you, and he was y ...

(4 pages) 22 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

So what makes a person attractive?

res or traits of a person, an overall evaluation of their positive and negative qualities. Ideas of physical beauty almost always revolve around superficial characteristics of a human such as: body ty ... an such as: body type, facial structure, and even hair or eye color. The general conception of this physical beauty revolves around a slender muscular build and a sleek symmetrical face. A proportiona ...

(2 pages) 27 0 1.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Analysis of a Hotel business.

om tourism and thishas mainly to do with its geographical position, its good climate conditions, thephysical beauty, and the hospitality of the local population. All this factors makeCyprus one of the ...

(5 pages) 105 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Media and Teen Insecurity

n't easy to ignore the perfect-looking people shown in the media. But the truth is that the kind of physical beauty shown on magazine covers isn't as rare as you would think. On any given day, at any ... ink. On any given day, at any given school, at any given mall, you can find hundreds of examples of physical beauty. Beauty isn't at all the same. What you need to realize is TRUE beauty comes from un ...

(1 pages) 16 0 4.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Miles to go before I sleep (Creative Short Story)

ere in her beautifully carved mahogany box, as still as a butterfly frozen in ice. She has lost her physical beauty. Her cheeks are pale - not so much of a tint of pink is visible, her lips are cracke ...

(6 pages) 27 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Response to Anthropological Editions Essay #5 "Where Fat is a Mark of Beauty"

Significant Concept: Simmon's article illustrates a standard of physical beauty that is different than one might find common in United States or other Western socie ... in the village. The fact that the form, or shape of the utilitarian function of the female body, is physically altered in these rooms for the purpose of enhancing the aesthetic qualities over any othe ...

(2 pages) 18 0 3.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Excessive Preparation of Ancient Roman Women for Society

would have lessened the drain on daylight hours and personal fortunes, but perhaps the emphasis on physical beauty might have been necessary to conceal other faults.Donning jewelry was very common am ...

(4 pages) 16 0 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte proves that beauty is not only physical, but it is mental as well. Jane is not always looked at as being beautiful. Rather, her bea ... ng to become intelligent, while remaining plain. Her lessons dealing with the unnecessary nature of physical beauty is when Mr. Brocklehurst, the institutions main supporter, tells everyone to cut off ... ple, but Jane falls in love with him because of his intelligence. Neither Mr. Rochester or Jane are physically attractive, but their minds and hearts are joined. Physical appearances mean nothing to t ...

(2 pages) 390 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How Beautiful Are We

is kind of man leading unsatisfied life with no pleasure and beauty.Another man is illumined by the physical beauty of men and women. He starts hating dark people. He dislikes handicapped. He wishes t ...

(4 pages) 33 1 4.3 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The sun also rises 5

this transforming effect on several men throughout the course of the novel. Because of her extreme physical beauty, men such as Robert Cohn and Mike Campbell place Brett on a pedestal where she can d ...

(5 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Lucy Grealy

Lucy Grealy At one point or another, everyone has felt shame and self-doubt about physical inferiority. In Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy's struggle with cancer appeared minor ... f these experiences added to the sense of shame that consumed her. Our culture's preoccupation with physical beauty is definitely manifested in our youth and adolescents. At an early age, Lucy was exp ... ugh. Behind a mask, she felt protected from any nasty comments because no one could acknowledge her physical flaw. Without a second thought, she would ask questions and make bold comments. One of her ...

(5 pages) 1917 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Fairy Tales and Emile

points.In Fairy Tales, women are presented as pure and beautiful beings, who have no flaws in their physical beauty and appearances. A good example of this concept can be seen in the Fairy Tale, "Snow ... l side of a female, because it is the beauty which the men are drawn to. The reason that beauty and physical appearance are presented as important factors to women is because this allows them (the fem ...

(6 pages) 8 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The representation of women through poetry

n.The ideal of femininity, imposed by the patriarchy, particularly highlights the importance of the physical beauty of women. To men, women have been identified as a prized possession, acknowledged me ... tions of feminine beauty through the representation of the 'fine brocaded gown' which places both a physical and symbolic restriction on the persona in Patterns. The movement of the natural environmen ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry