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Uglies-ish Quote
« on: May 18, 2010, 09:22:44 AM »

In The Great Gatsby, which our class is reading, this rich woman is talking about her daughter and she says, "I hope she's a fool. That's the best thing for a girl to be in this world - a beautiful little fool."
It reminded me of Uglies. Do you see her point? What do you think?
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Re: Uglies-ish Quote
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 09:34:45 AM »

it does a little
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Re: Uglies-ish Quote
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 10:14:07 PM »

Idk
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Re: Uglies-ish Quote
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010, 01:33:49 AM »

i love that movie :) and hmm im dont disagree..but how do you see that being similar to uglies?
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Re: Uglies-ish Quote
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2010, 02:00:30 AM »

When she says "beautiful little fool" I think of the pretties, and how they're stupid but pretty and they're happy. And since Daisy says that's the best thing for a girl to be, I was just thinking about it. In a time when women are pretty much objects, might it not be better to be stupid and attractive?
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Re: Uglies-ish Quote
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2010, 02:01:56 AM »

hmmm in a fake world maybe..being pretty and stupid can get you some places..but i would rather have a brain..and yes i see how the quote relates now :) They are all gorgeous..yet bubbleheads....the way a lot of people are these days :/
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Re: Uglies-ish Quote
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010, 04:45:29 AM »

I see how the quote relates. But that quote is moronic and untrue.
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Re: Uglies-ish Quote
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2010, 06:21:09 AM »

Um.. has anyone read mansfeild park? Austen points out something like "there is nothing a man loves more than a pretty face who knows nothing, yet is curious and wants to learn from what he has to say." This made me laugh, but I find it sadly kind of true.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2010, 06:23:32 AM »

yeah
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Re: Uglies-ish Quote
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010, 09:01:28 AM »

the great gatsby quote does indeed fit with uglies (i will get round to reading the great gatsby, it is looking at me now from the bookshelf along with many others i am yet to read)
and for some men, the mansfield park quote is true, but its kind of stereotypical, not all men want a "trophy wife" 
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Re: Uglies-ish Quote
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2010, 09:02:33 AM »

no, but it appeals to their manliness.... ::)
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Re: Uglies-ish Quote
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2010, 10:37:34 AM »

I think a lot of men used to like girls who didn't think, but I think people are changing and smart girls are cute too. I think for the time period that the book was written, this quote would have been true to many men.

The quote makes me think of the Shania Twain song She's not just a pretty face
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Re: Uglies-ish Quote
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2010, 10:43:06 AM »

True to that, I do believe that society is changing, but it saddens me how long it took for this to become true.
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Re: Uglies-ish Quote
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2010, 11:41:37 AM »

i agree
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Re: Uglies-ish Quote
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2010, 04:54:24 AM »

indeed, and there are still some men who feel that women shouldn't be intelligent
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