Prompt: A difficulty we have to confront is living in a world framed around perceptions of others.
Statement of intention:
Form: This context piece is written in the form of a blog, featuring in an Internet website called living in reality. Purpose: I have chosen to write this because this topic proposes a serious problem in my generation, which is continually debated and scrutinized by the media, as our perception of appearance becomes distorted, so does our perception of reality. Audience: This blog is directed at generation y, they will be able to relate to this blog as they are under constant scrutiny and pressure by the media and peers. This form of writing will attract that generation, as they are more involved with social media. Language: I have chosen to write in an informal format, as it is appropriate for my audience and form. Context: I’m drawing idea off the player, which uses themes that are prevalent throughout my writing, the quote “An innocent person dies because that is reality” reflects in my piece.
Today’s topic is “why are we as youths so obsessed with appearance”, well you may ask why is our perception of beauty so distorted? Each day haunting stories flood the media as young teenage girls take their lives because they believe that being gauntly thin is beautiful! Why do we as a nation force this view upon young boys and girls? You may say that they can “ignore it” but in reality when every second street has billboards and signs advertising this false insight of beauty it is highly difficult for them to go unnoticed. Our generation has made a habit of living in a world where our views are framed by the perception of others. It is time to snap back into reality and grasp the severity of this situation as we are continuously burdening our younger generation with these toxic interpretations of beauty.
Who defined these standards and why do we follow them? Our generation that otherwise...