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Jon Sabo Persuasive Assignment 6/19/07 We have long been under a critical eye of certain people who believe that the world is a shallow place, where fashion outshines morality. These people usually are the ones to first shout that it is what is inside that counts, rather than what lies amongst the surface of things. The article “Beauty of Symmetry” by Elizabeth Snead contains studies that suggest that people may be shallower than once thought. These studies have shown that faces with more symmetrical features are more appealing to the human eye – and can even carry a deceptively more attractive scent. It explains the basis of why things are regarded as beautiful in the first place. The “golden ratio” can be found all over natural and man-made creations and serves as a template for absolute beauty (Snead, 84). The closer a human face fits this ratio, known as “phi”, the more likely they will be perceived as a beautiful person (Snead, 84). While Snead’s article may not be appealing to all audiences, it is ultimately a revealing and useful piece. One reason the article is revealing and useful is that it fosters a spirit of competition, which is good for all parts of life. Competition establishes dominance amongst people and causes us to strive to better ourselves. The article demonstrates that
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2008 for the course ENG 122 taught by Professor Jackson during the Spring '08 term at Johnson County Community College.

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