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The Effect of Media and Peer Pressure

Summary: Media and peer pressure are very influential in our lives. The literature, "Kaleidoscope," "Barbie doll," and the "Allegory of the Cave" all demonstrate how influential media and peer pressure are. Media and peer pressure are very powerful and trick us, blinding us from the truth.
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Media and peer pressure cause people to deny the truth and stop us from thinking. For example, models in magazines make us feel inferior and ugly because in order to be beautiful you have to be one of them.

In the poem " Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy, society causes the girl to believe in the lies by teaching her that Barbie equals perfect. She is considered to be ugly because she doesn't look like a "Barbie doll" and is different from them. Piercy argues that peer pressure create lies so we can turn away from the truth. Peer pressure stops you from discovering yourself. For example, Percy writes," She was healthy, tested intelligent, possessed strong arms and back, abundant sexual drive and manual dexterity." This quote illustrates that she was smart, healthy, and strong but it didn't matter because her piers considered her ugly because she didn't...

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