Beautiful and Ugly By: Madison LaFayette

Beautiful and ugly can be defined in many ways. Everyone will also have their own opinion on what beautiful and ugly means to them. I like the binary of beautiful and ugly because it can be defined in many ways and have many different meanings by different people.

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According to dictionary.com beautiful means possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, and think about. Although people have their own definition of what beautiful means to them.

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From dictionary.com ugly is defined as very unattractive or unpleasant to look at and displeasing in appearance. Some people in the world today are so open minded where they don't see anything as ugly. They only see the beauty in things.

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The beauty standard in America means that women think they need to be physically attractive to be liked by other people. Movie stars, models, and photo-shop have created the beauty standard. People think they need to look like Barbie.

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Women's image is being changed with photo-shop. It is changing the imperfections in women. With photo-shop being used it is making women look fake, but women in today's society think it looks perfect so they strive to look the models they see in the media.

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Beauty and the Beast is a perfect example of the binary of beautiful and ugly. Belle is afraid of the Beast but once she gets to know him she finds out he is wonderful. After the spell is broke Belle sees what the Beast truly looks like and loves him for who he is no matter what he looks like.

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Social Media also has an impact on how people view beautiful and ugly. When people see an image of a model they tend to think that person is perfect and they want to be like them. In reality the photo is probably edited so much the person ends up looking fake. With social media it is messing with how people look at things in the world as either beautiful or ugly.

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All things in the world have beauty. It just take the eye to see the beauty in everything. Sometimes it not all about a person being beautiful, it is also what is on the inside that counts. We all need to try and see the true beauty of all the things around us.

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