The Essay Analysis of Barbie Doll

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The Devastation of Social Pressure

One would think that growing up would be a fun, not a worry in the world, happy experience. Yes, that is the way it should be, but that’s not always the case, especially for women. As girls season into women they realize they not only have to face the fact that they’re in a patriarchal society, but also the influences and pressure they face in the social aspect of things, such as their looks and body image. There is so much competition amongst girls, especially when transitioning into a woman and through most of their adulthood. So instead of being able to enjoy life and absorbing the true quality of it, we are side tracked with superficial, stereotypical, shallow thoughts and images of how we think
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Going through puberty is a stage of growth. Adolescents become more aware of their social standing and sexual being. As we read further, the doll, she once played with, will create a major impact on her; in the aspect of her body image and the pressure she faces from her peers.
In the second stanza we see how the woman is dissatisfied with herself even though she is “healthy and tested intelligent/possessed strong arms and back/ abundant sexual drive and manual dexterity” (7-9). The persona continues to say, “She went to and fro apologizing/Everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs” (10-11). The traits that this woman possesses, is in every way correct; however, she is so sure her physical traits are
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