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Ever-changing Beauty The concept of beauty is known throughout the world But the ideas and values that are considered beautiful differ from place to place and even change in the same place as time moves on The standards by which beauty is judged are determined by various aspects of our culture which have been evolving since the dawn of civilization Many of these standards of beauty have change over the years as society has changed but some have also remained the same Cultural values and other circumstances have changed how people have viewed beauty for eons Much of what is considered beautiful in a person is based on the values of society especially the various roles of men and women For instance in Beauty and the Beast by Mme Le Prince de Beaumont Beauty is to be considered beautiful in both appearance and personality Her sisters were not considered beautiful because of their repelling personalities even though they were all described as physically beautiful This can show that the traits of being nice and amiable are considered positive and attribute toward ones beauty while being ill-humored and proud are thought to be negative and ugly It also shows beauty as relying more on personality than physical appearances In Drugs Sports Body Image and GI Joe Natalie Angier describes how the ideas of what is beautiful in the modern world now focus more heavily on the physical aspects of a person This fundamental shift has been brought about by centuries of cultural changes which leaves one to wonder how beauty will be judged in the next hundred years As many aspects of our culture have changed many aspects of beauty have changed For example the ideal appearance of a woman was considered fair and slightly overweight a few centuries ago in some Europe areas This trend stemmed from the idea that these pale and slightly fat were rich enough that they did not need to go
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