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Why "Chicken Hips" Matters
A response to the story, "Chicken Hips," by Catherine Pigott.
# 134142 | 1,250 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Psychology (Social) , Sociology (General) , Literature (General)

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The writer discusses a small tale entitled, "Chicken Hips," by Catherine Pigott. The reason this writer found it so absorbing is because of its gentle humor and because of the many lessons it teaches about what it is like to be a woman in a world wherein stereotypes abound. With that in mind, the paper looks at how "Chicken Hips" addresses the social construction of beauty, presents a valuable lesson in doing the right thing rather than the popular thing, and highlights the impressionability of the human mind and psyche to outside pressures. The writer asserts that we must stop feeding our children false images and wrong-headed aspirations - and a story like this, read in an English classroom, can certainly help do that.

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"The introduction of the paper will highlight the three topics - the social construction of beauty, the life lesson of doing the right thing and not simply the popular thing, and the impressionability of human beings - that will comprise the core of the paper. First topic paragraph: this section will delve into the social construction of beauty and how the construction is different in Gambia than in a prosperous part of the world like North America. Second topic paragraph: the second section will look at how the life lesson to be drawn from the story is how people (especially women) must do..."

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