You Can't Always Judge a Book by Its Cover

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English 101-A03
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24 September 2012
You Can’t Always Judge a Book by its Cover
"Never judge a book by its cover" is an old saying that has been around for many years. It was said by many people who had good intentions for teaching us valuable lessons. The intended lesson was that we should not judge people based on their physical appearances or actions, but take the time to get to know them. As humans, we are not perfect, and even though we have been told numerous times not to judge people, we sometimes let our egos get in the way and fall into the judging trap. We then stereotype people and judge them based on what we see, when in reality, you can't always judge a book by its cover! There are thousands of stereotypes out there that we use on a daily basis to judge others, such as famous or worldly known people. One person, in particular, that has been judged throughout history is the late actress/model Marilyn Monroe. She was a big aspiring actress during the 1940s to early 60s who made her debut as the cover girl for the first ever edition of Play Boy Magazine, which helped put her acting career into full speed. After the release of this magazine, she began getting movie roles left and right and even though her career and celebrity status was increasing, herself image was decreasing. The characters she played depicted her as a dumb simple-minded blonde who was overly promiscuous and that is exactly what America thought of her. They assumed she was like the characters she played, so they judged her based on the types of roles she portrayed and her stage name. They also considered her to be a sex symbol and nothing but a "slutty whore." In actuality, she was a very affectionate, sensitive woman who was having a hard time dealing with stardom, but people would have ever known that because no one took the time to get to know Norma Jean Mortenson (real name). Another worldly known person that was judged is Ted Bundy. He was a famous serial killer who...
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