Cosmetic Surgery on Teenagers Essay

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In the first two texts there are numerous views concerning adolescent cosmetic surgery. Among these views are, for example, Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Research Center for Women and Families, whom are mentioned in both texts. As she is quoted in the second text , Seeking Self-Esteem Through Surgery, an article by Camille Sweeney, posted on New York Times website, January 15 anno 2009, “They may not be any happier with their new look, then what?”. Said quote depicts quite well the general skepticism that Diana Zuckerman seems to hold in both texts. It generally seems that she is concerned that many teenagers, whom desire cosmetic surgery, may be somewhat rash in their decision to go to such lengths to acquire the modern
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The fact that she says that she persuaded the surgery to look “normal” can also be put in context to parts of Diana Zuckerman’s argumentation. 2.
The author of text 1, Valerie Ulene, does engage her reader in the subject of cosmetic surgery on several points. Among the mention worthy ways in which she accomplish to engage the reader, is the way she starts the article with a personal angle on the subject. By putting down her own experience with the subject she makes the reader interested in the subject ass well, as the concrete concern about imperfection in the physical appearance is very much common, more or less globally. Furthermore, the way she uses several authorities, for example as the presidents of the National Research Center for Woman and Families and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the text gains certain credibility, though the text is still very much subjective. Said credibility is neither hurt by the fact that Valerie Ulene is a specialist in preventive medicine in Los Angeles. The personal angle, that once again surface in the conclusion to the article is still quite clear succeed in emphasizing the texts subjectivity, and leaves a more or less open ending for the reader to form a somewhat personal opinion for them self. It is however still only a somewhat personal opinion, as the subjectivity of the text still is in play.

Text 3 concerns a case, where as an Australian

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