Demand for Beauty by Society

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“Demand for Beauty by Society”

A Term Paper in Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements in English 9
Iligan City East National High School- Sta. Filomena

Submitted to:
Ms. Daisy Gentiles
English 9

Submitted by:
Jan Paolo M. Lumpaz
Grade 9-Einstein

March 2015

“Demand for Beauty by Society”
Thesis Statement: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: A statement that can be heard many times over, but it seems that it should really say beauty depends in the eye of society.
I. INTRODUCTION
A. Definition of Beauty
B. Society’s Perception of Beauty
C. Statement of Purpose
II. BODY
A. Society’s early insight of Beauty
a) Ancient Times
b) Middle Ages
c) 15th Century-19th Century
d) 1920s-Present Day
B. The Influence of Media
a) Magazines
b)
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Ancient Egyptians were pioneers in several fields, including the field of beauty, in which they excelled. Physical appearances and good grooming were crucial to maintain for both men and women, especially royalty and the wealthy. So, cosmetics, perfumes, and incenses were used liberally by both genders. Ancient Egypt had very sophisticated cosmetics and application techniques, sourcing ingredients from plants that grew by the Nile, crushed insects for stains, and minerals like malachite. Makeup enhancements were very common: henna served as hair and body dye, kohl (a lead-based make-up, toxic ) darkened the eyebrows and lined eyes in the famous almond shape, and red ochre and carmine colored the cheeks and lips. In fact, we still use a version of the makeup techniques that Egyptians used. (http://lxedit.com/2014/07/28/beauty-standards-through-ages-1/) The women of Ancient Greece and Rome were as fastidious about their beauty regimes as the Ancient Egyptians. Baths were an important ritual, and like the Egyptians they were obsessed with disguising body odors by smelling fragrant with oils and solid perfumes. Unlike the Egyptians, both civilizations prized fair skin and light-colored hair and eyes. Rudimentary hair lighteners like vinegar, goat fat, beech wood ash, and natural sunlight were reportedly used by Greek and Roman women, though the strong sunlight and their naturally olive complexions suggested that lightness did not come naturally. Elaborate

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