A Woman's Beauty By Susan Sontag

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Susan Sontag’s “A Woman’s Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source?” explores the paradox of being a woman. The American society expects women to be as attractive as possible, but as of a result of this preening, appear superficial and less professional. Sontag utilizes short, memorable sentences and comparisons between men and women to illuminate and articulate this warped ideal of beauty. Additionally, Sontag pleads with the reader to cause him or her to think about the difficulties of being a woman in this civilization. Sontag’s essay contains many long and eloquent sentences, but the short, simple ones stand out and are the cornerstones of her argument. Sontag often places multiple verbose sentences together, designed to lull the reader to sleep,

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