Beauty Essay

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Beauty As a little girl, I would always watch movies like The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. All of these movies had main characters that were very pretty young women. I envied the women in these movies because of their beauty. Back then, beauty to me meant gorgeous locks of hair, a slim figure and a pretty face. As I grew older, I realized that these women were not beautiful because of their external features, but because of the kindness and affection they had in their hearts. It became clear to me that beauty shouldn’t be measured by physical attributes, but by the qualities that can’t be seen on the outside. I believe in inner beauty. In the Oxford English Dictionary, the word beauty is defined as “such combined perfection of form and charm of colouring as affords keen pleasure to the sense of sight: a. in the human face or figure.” To me, this definition is saying that beauty is something that we are able to see. Although a lot of things are pleasurable to look at, such as an attractive male model, in my eyes those things can’t compare to inner beauty. I believe that someone who offers qualities like loyalty, honesty and compassion signifies beauty far much more than anyone with nothing much more to offer than an angelic face and a perfectly shaped body. During my junior year in high school, my fellow classmates and I were scheduled to go on an end-of-the-year class trip to an amusement park called Six Flags. We were put into various groups by the teachers, and then we had to choose buddies to stay with for the day. I recognized most of the kids in my group, but I wasn’t really friends with any of them. I was paired up with someone named Jill, a dark-haired, heavy-set girl who seemed to be shy, quiet and boring. This changed immediately as she struck up a conversation with me as soon as we had stepped onto the bus. It

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