What Is Beauty?- the Uglies Book Review

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What Is Beauty?
In the future, “uglies”, who are normal looking people in our society today, must get an operation to make them pretty when they become sixteen. Tally Youngblood is a typical “ugly”, and lives in Uglyville with other people like herself. She cannot wait until she turns pretty, then she will live in Prettyville and constantly be surrounded beautiful people. Tally admires these beautiful people from afar and wishes she could be one of them. She does not look at inner beauty and only sees what is on the outside of people. Because of this, she views herself and the other people in her town as ugly, when in reality these people are really the beautiful ones since their brains are not affected. They have the ability to make good decisions because their entire mindsets have not been altered.
Unfortunately, much of society today also views beauty as being attractive on the outside; however, many people in our current society also look inside people and get to see beauty for what it really is and what it was intended to be. There are many people with “ugly” looks who are still beautiful because of their inner beauty. People can be average-looking and beautiful because of what they are made up of inside. Also, people can be beautiful on the inside and outside.
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There are many people who have walked this earth that show us the true meaning of beauty, such as Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesus Christ, and his mother, Mary. All though many people in society know and acknowledge this, the media shares much of the same view as Tally. If the media could understand real beauty and interpret it into things like movies and television shows, it would make an enormous impact on society. Even more people would begin to see the true meaning of beauty.
I think that while people can be beautiful on the outside, what really matters is what composes…...

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