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Beauty Essay

834 words - 4 pages

Good Lord Boyet, my beauty, though but mean,Needs not the painted flourish of your praise:Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye,Not utter'd by base sale of chapmen's tonguesBeauty is in the eye of the beholder," this quote at the surface seems sensitive and deep but through the layers I realized it is wrong. Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder beauty is the standards given, by media, society and peers for us as individuals to manufacture and seek. What is this definition of beauty that others press upon us? The definition of beauty from www.dictionary.com is "the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from ...view middle of the document...

" These values seem sufficient to define beauty but there is a failure to mention the time period or culture of beauty what was beautiful 100 years ago to an Asian culture will not be beautiful to an American culture now because society and media change our perspectives our outlooks our morals. The second meaning of beauty states "a beautiful person, esp. a woman." Why must beauty be from a womBeauty is in the eye of the beholder," this quote at the surface seems sensitive and deep but through the layers I realized it is wrong. Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder beauty is the standards given, by media, society and peers for us as individuals to manufacture and seek. What is this definition of beauty that others press upon us? The definition of beauty from www.dictionary.com is "the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, colour, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest)." These values seem sufficient to define beauty but there is a failure to mention the time period or culture of beauty what was beautiful 100 years ago to an Asian culture will not be beautiful to...

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