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Jenna Filler English 15 Paper 2 Rich and Famous or Poor and Unnoticed “Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest,” stated Kate Winslet. This quote is one person’s perspective of plastic surgery. Ruth in the book, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon, believes that nature is meant to be improved upon. However, do most people see their bodies as just a part of nature, or do people see themselves as more than that. Seeing one’s body as just a part of nature, to me, is like seeing myself as a tree. My body is more than that, in my opinion. If I was given this body by God then I see it as that was what he wanted me to have, not to change it. I guess I’m saying I would never undergo plastic surgery just to have it done. For instance like breast implants, liposuction, face lifts, tummy tucks, etc. However, if it was medically necessary, I would consider it. For example, if I was in a really bad car accident and needed my face repaired I would. However, I see this as an act for myself confidence to make me feel better. I even see it as a necessity, such as, that maybe that would be the only way I would be able to see again or talk again. People have different reasons to get plastic surgery. Society plays a big part in that decision. One has to know a little bit of the story The Life and Loves of a She-Devil . It starts off with Ruth and Bobbo being forced into a marriage because Ruth got pregnant.
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2 Not only was that bad enough, but from the beginning Bobbo told Ruth that the marriage would be an “open marriage”. Bobbo was an accountant and took care of a novelist’s accounts. This novelist was Mary Fisher. Mary Fisher was a lot more beautiful than Ruth was and Bobbo ended up having an affair with her. After time Bobbo moved in with Mary and Ruth wanted revenge. In the end, Ruth ended up getting plastic surgery to look like Mary Fisher so Bobbo would love her again. First off, why do people undergo plastic surgery? Is it to make oneself fit into
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course ENGL 015 taught by Professor Stjean,shawnr during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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