Essay On Modern Day America

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In Suzanne Collins novel The Hunger Games, the Capitol, is extremely obsessed with physical appearances. Citizens of modern day America mirror this obsession, especially socialites and those in Hollywood. Although, their fixation isn't as extreme as those in the Capitol, both are greatly consumed with how they look. They will go to great lengths to alter their appearances in order to fit in and be accepted by society, to stay looking young and attractive, or to feel that they are better than those around them. The Capital and modern day America are self-centered societies that are obsessed with physical appearances, and have distorted views of what beauty truly is. The Capitol is a city of wealth and fashion, similar to that of Hollywood. They live a luxurious life with great emphasis on what they believe…show more content…
Americans also go under the knife to change or enhance their looks, to make themselves more appealing and have that “perfect” body. Many believe that looking good will help give them that image of success and help change their lives for the better. Cosmetic surgical procedures such as liposuction, tummy tucks, facelifts and facial rejuvenation to defy age, have become so popular the the demand for theses surgeries are strong. Earlier this year the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released statistics that “15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2013, up 3 percent since 2012” (ASPS). Media, pop culture and society have “glamorized” a certain look that Americans pursue and emulate . It's as if nobody is happy with who they are, what they look like, and will go to extremes to change the outside to make themselves feel better on the inside. Americans, like the Capitol citizens, will do what ever they can to defy aging and become that image of what society defines as being
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