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This documentary is about how we
     perceive beauty. This documentary says that we are born being attracted to
     more beautiful things. We automatically perceive beauty starting from the
     time we're born and we already have a set standard for beauty. This
     documentary also says that everyone sees beauty differently. This means
     that we can't really have a specific set standard for beauty, we all have
     the same general idea about beauty, but we think of the specifics on beauty
     differently.  
     

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What women see in the mirror is self-hatred.

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This article "What women see in the mirror is self-hatred." is about society shaping what is beautiful. There's an example of girls starting to diet at the age of eight. These girls play with barbie dolls that are skinny and the girls try to be just like that since all the girls love barbies. Society having toys and things to display a certain look is affecting how people feel about themselves. The article says that "the media and advertising set an unrealistic standard of beauty that most women can't ever achieve". Due to this unhappiness, people are forcing themselves to starve or get surgery.

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Wall Street International Magazine - An Idea of Beauty [Arts, Italy]

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WSI Travel Magazine. Arts, An Idea of Beauty, Italy, Find news, insights and multimedia written in six different languages on travel, lifestyle, business, culture, Gourmet ;< more
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This article is about seeing the world in a different view to see it's hidden beauty. The article says "beauty arises anew from our ability to look at it differently, to grasp and recognise it even in a mundane object, moment or gesture". This means that if we could look at things in a different way we might be able to see things in a different light. This site also says "our ability to discover beauty through ‘encounters’ with everyday people and things. " We are able to see beauty in our everyday life if only we stop and take a look around us.


     

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Thousand Cranes

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Thousand Cranes, by Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata, is a luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that bi...
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This story relates to mine because it's about desire. This story has the main character being appalled by another character's " indelicate nature" but "it is not long before he succumbs to passion—a passion with tragic and unforeseen consequences". With the desire of something new and something that shouldn't be, it relates to my book because my main character desires the Temple of the Golden Pavilion to be eternally beautiful even though burning it down isn't the best way to fulfill that desire.

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No such thing as standard beauty

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The article is about the concept and perception of how beauty is attained. The article uses an episode from "America's Next Top Model" for an example. A contestant, Tiffany, was doubting her own beauty and Tyra Banks was arguing that nothing is wrong with the contestant. The doubt that was in the contestants mind came from being told by family and friends what she should be doing and wearing. In America's Next Top Model, the contestants are asked to" both embrace and conceal signs of racial, ethnic differences according to the show's post-race and post-feminist logic of visibility." This idea forces contestants to change their idea of beauty to that of the show's in anyway they can. The concept of beauty in this episode conflicts with the contestants idea of beauty and this causes Tiffany to loser her place in the show. The contestant was blaming all of her fails at beauty on other things and because she didn't learn from her mistakes, she wasn't able to attain the perception of beauty that the show wanted.

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Face it: beauty is power, so get the to a surgery.

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In this article its saying that beauty is power. It says " beauty, like youth with which it is so closely entwined, is power." With this being said, the article goes on to explaining that people are trying to get all kinds of surgery done on themselves in order to try and make themselves more attractive. Some implants on women were starting to leek dangerous fluids which started "causing hair loss, insomnia, and other harm." Even knowing these facts, women are still going through surgery to try to become more beautiful because the idea is, beauty is power. This article says "Being born beautiful, or even just quite attractive, confers all kinds of advantages, upon both sexes." With this idea or fact of life just going around people are taking huge risks to become more beautiful to the public in order to get power from this trait.

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Some Prefer Nettles

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The marriage of Kaname and Misako is disintegrating: whilst seeking passion and fulfilment in the arms of others, they contemplate the hu...
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This book relates to my story by being themed around ideaology. This book is about a father trying to fix a marriage by his own ways. With the fathers own idea of how to fix the marriage, he tries to influence his son-in-law. This relates to my book because my main character has his own dangerous ideaology which involves burning down the temple he adores so much.

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When Beauty led to destruction (Yukio Mishima: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion)

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You have very much figure out that I am a fan of Mishima by now. This is my third Mishima book and I have resolved to fork out money to buy the rest of his backlist because I badly want to read the...
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The beauty of the temple made a man, Hayashi Yoken, become obsessed with it. He became influenced with the idea that beauty should be destroyed so it can last forever. With this ideaology he burned down the temple which he thought was so beautiful.

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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)In The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, celebrated Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima creates a haunting portrai...
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Summary:
As a young boy, Mizoguchi was born with poor athletic abilities and a stutter. All the kids in his school would make fun of him when he couldn't do something that everyone else could. As a kid his father would always tell him stories about the Golden Temple and how beautiful it was. Mizoguchi grew up to become an acolyte at the great temple in Kyoto and he also became obsessed with it.

Theme:
The theme of this story is the concept of beauty. The whole story starts off with the emphasis on the fact that the main character was ugly and not beautiful in any way. This was shown with the constant bullying and the kids making fun of him in school. After growing up and becoming an acolyte in the golden temple, Mizoguchi became obsessed with the idea of how beautiful his father had made it out to be. Obsession with beauty is throughout the entire book and is the main drive for the main character.

 

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