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You're Ugly, Too Essay

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Sudo is currently pursuing a master's degree. In this essay, Sudo explores stereotypes found in Lorrie Moore's "You're Ugly, Too."

In "You're Ugly, Too," Lorrie Moore presents the story of a female character who is a mixture of tradition and modernity. She presents a new style of writing about women that is colorful and charismatic, portraying women with true emotional baggage and reaching readers on a more personal level. Her characters are drawn in a streamlined and uncluttered way. In fact, critics are split between finding fault with the characters because they lack traditional development and findingMoore's representation of women with real faults incredibly refreshing.Moore reaches readers by constantly changing the roles through which her male and female characters interact and by writing about women and their perceptions of men. In "You're Ugly Too," she accomplishes this with various devices, stereotypes, and symbols.

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