The Ugly Duckling Case Study

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Ugly Duckling Case Study: Perfection is demanded in today’s society and something that accompanies this perfection is beauty. Symmetry, balance, perfect proportions are all shielded by this term. What’s more, the naturally beautiful have a sense of entitlement about them regarding how others should act towards them. Being snobby, stuck up, conceited, and haughty are just a few words used to describe these people. There are, however, also a few who have this natural beauty, but also have a level head. Whether it is good parenting, or previous experiences them seem to be more aware of there place in the world, or even society. In The Ugly Duckling, a childhood fairytale, the Ugly Duckling life helps form the final product, a beautiful swan. There is no doubt that whether or not the Ugly Duckling learned anything he would have become a swan. What is up to debate is if he could have personally enjoyed his beauty if he knew all along he would end a swan. Throughout both fairytales of The Ugly Duckling, the duckling is treated with horrible cruelty and blunt hatred because of his looks. The misshapen and twisted shape of the late hatching duck endured many horrible acts of malignity. The Earliest act of cruelty based on the ugly ducklings looks is in Hans Christian Andersen’s version. Seeing the ugly duckling for the first, a “spiteful duck,” (Andersen) “flew out and bit him in the neck” (Anderson). This blatant act of malice was strictly because of his looks. Thought out the rest of his Life the Ugly Duckling bears numerous horrible acts, from being verbally abused by a hen to being so neglected that he feels the need to avoid all contact with other animals and humans. This however helped the swan become who he is at the end of the story. At the end of Andersen’s fairytale the beautiful swan summarizes,

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