Song Lyrics Essay 4

Song Lyrics Essay 4 - Colleen Wanner October 5, 2010...

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Colleen Wanner October 5, 2010 English Composition Final Draft A Generation of “Beauty” In the United States over ten million women and one million men suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Us Weekly, In Touch, and People magazines sell more than six million copies a week to their loyal readers. Generation Y feeds off of what the media portrays as “acceptable.” They have defined the perfect body for Generation Y as being a tall, slender size zero, and having a golden tan complexion with voluptuous hair. We see it everywhere ; we watch it on our latest television shows ; we read it on a regular basis in the tabloids ; we drive down the highway with the display of billboards, and even when we browse Facebook. With the constant access of modern technology, the media is able to influence Generation Y with images, articles, and ideas of what is beautiful. Christina Aguilera’s song “Beautiful” displays the negative effect others’ can have on a person’s body image and the lack of self-confidence Generation Y possesses. Generation Y constantly deals with comparing themselves to celebrities in the media and the people they are surrounded by on a daily basis. Christina Aguilera tries to emphasize the importance of self-confidence to Generation Y by singing the chorus with such energy and confidence. Every time Christina Aguilera sings the chorus, she sings it with extreme power. The first chorus sings: I am beautiful no matter what they say Words can't bring me down
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I am beautiful in every single way Yes, words can't bring me down, oh no So don't you bring me down today. Generation Y allows the media to deteriorate their self-esteem and body image. Christina
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Song Lyrics Essay 4 - Colleen Wanner October 5, 2010...

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