The Mirror By Sylvia Plath Essay

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The Mirror By Sylvia Plath


There is a noticeable comparison between the poem "The Mirror" By Sylvia Plath & the
article "Barbie" that appeared in the Newsday Tuesday November 18, 1997. The comparison is
about how people look, and how society could reflect how you may feel about your looks.


In the poem "The Mirror" it tells about a lady who dislikes the way she looks. She thinks
of herself as being ugly. In the article it tells how Mattel (the makers of Barbie) want
to change the looks & features of Barbie.


The reason for wanting to change the looks is because the makers of Barbie made Barbie to
pretty. Compared to normal people. Now being pretty is not a bad thing. But for little
girls growing up they may feel like they want to look like Barbie. Barbie is very skinny
and has a great face. So little girls may stop eating or doing other things, so they could
look like Barbie. But it wont happen, Barbie is a doll. People are real not Barbie dolls.


In the poem it shows how the lady wants to be pretty. So the lady takes short cuts to make
her self look better to her self. Such as being in a candle lit rooms. But when the lady
is in a regular lit room she becomes ugly to her self again.
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