T&T vs Lms Essay

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Extended Study Connected Texts The relationship between the movie Little Miss Sunshine and the reality television serious Toddlers and Tiaras connect in numerous ways. Jonathan Daytons Little Miss Sunshine connects with M.Ashlynns American reality show Toddlers and Tiaras by both texts have their main character as a young girl seeking the approval of beauty pageant judges, travel and a broad view on the economy within modern day families. The characters from both Little Miss Sunshine and Toddlers and Tiaras seek approval of their image on both a personal and social level, therefore the distinct connection between the two texts is beauty, imagery and family. The texts are very similar but produced in a completely different manner. In the text Little Miss Sunshine the young girl Olive is just your typical seven year old, fuzzy hair, glasses and a little round tummy that shows she is adequately fed, Olive lives with the socially deemed norm of a family, mum, dad, older brother and Grandpa, along with her mentally ill uncle. Whilst the text of Toddlers and Tiaras is completely different, in this text there are very young girls beginning beauty pageants at eighteen months of age, unlike Little Miss Sunshine these kids do not do pageants by choice but yet it is a family expectation to win. In the text Toddlers and Tiaras we see a completely different family set up to the one in Little Miss Sunshine, the young girl’s mothers and fathers are usually divorced and there is always drama around the cost of having a daughter in beauty pageants. One central theme that correlates between both texts is the unrealistic demands on little girls that are participating in beauty pageants, throughout both texts we see young girls been taught that dieting, weight loss schemes, skipping meals, purging after eating, guilt trips about junk food, etc is all a normal way of thinking and

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