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SONNET 130 My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs.

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1 SONNET 130 My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damask'd, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks; And in some perfumes is there more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound; I grant I never saw a goddess go; My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground: And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As any she belied with false compare.

2 Changing Ideals of Beauty

3 Renaissance Beauty 15 th Century

4 Elizabethan Beauty 16 th Century

5 Victorian Beauty 19 th Century

6 Turn of the Century

7 Jazz Age 1920s

8 Post Depression 1930s Bette Davis

9 The War Years 1940s Betty Grable

10 Post War Beauty 1950s

11 1960s Model Twiggy

12 1970s Farah Fawcett

13 1980s

14 1990s Kate Moss

15 Post Millennium

16 The following statistics are a sampling of results from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty: Only 2% of these women describe themselves as beautiful About 3/4 of them rate their beauty as "average" Almost 1/2 of them think their weight is "too high" The previous findings are particularly the case in the U.S. (60%), Great Britain (57%) and Canada (54%). Statistics

17 Almost half of all women (48%) strongly agreed (8, 9, or 10 on a 10-point scale) with the statement that: When I feel less beautiful, I feel worse about myself in general. Just 13% of all women say they are very satisfied with their beauty, 12% with their physical attractiveness, 17% with their facial attractiveness and 13% with their body weight and shape. The study revealed that women see beauty and physical attractiveness as increasingly socially mandated and rewarded. Almost two-thirds strongly agreed that: Women today are expected to be more physically attractive than their mothers generation was (63%); and, Society expects women to enhance their physical attractiveness (60%).

18 Changing Beauty in Art Dove Evolution Videos

19 Discussion Questions What is your standard of beauty? Do cultural ideals effect your perception of what is considered beautiful? How are these cultural standards unfair? How can you challenge these standards? How have ideals changed since Shakespeares time?


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