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Post a Comment. Monday, December 5, A Habit of Waste. The shock woke me right up: it was my original; the body I had replaced two years before: same full, tarty-looking lips; same fat thighs, rubbing together with every step; same outsize ass; same narrow torso that seemed grafted onto a lower body of a good three sizes bigger, as though God had glued leftover parts together.

This quote really spoke to me because I felt that it best represented the themes that the author was trying to explore in his story, while also giving us a glimpse of the world that he had created. In this world, body switching seems to exist not only to save peoples' lives but also simply for the aesthetic vanity that people covet. In a way it is a more extreme version of plastic surgery, with people going to more extreme lengths to change their appearance simply because they do not like the way that they look.

The protagonist Cynthia is a first generation Canadian who willing threw away her cultural identity. This cultural and identity confusion is one of the defining themes in the story. Besides, her cultural and identity confusion is apparent even in the beginning of the novel where she sees the very aspects that she had hated in her old body in a new light. Thus the author also does seem to imply that there is always something beautiful about us even if we are not able to see or appreciate our beauty.

I think that this message is very important in a world that is so obsessed with one ideal of beauty that girls are starving themselves, teenagers are getting botox and getting plastic surgery is slowly becoming the norm. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.

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A Habit of Waste

Post a Comment. Monday, December 5, A Habit of Waste. The shock woke me right up: it was my original; the body I had replaced two years before: same full, tarty-looking lips; same fat thighs, rubbing together with every step; same outsize ass; same narrow torso that seemed grafted onto a lower body of a good three sizes bigger, as though God had glued leftover parts together. This quote really spoke to me because I felt that it best represented the themes that the author was trying to explore in his story, while also giving us a glimpse of the world that he had created.

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Post a Comment. As the proverb states, beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Nalo Hopkinson exemplifies this idea in "A Habit of Waste," where the protagonist, Cynthia, changes her perception of beauty after drastically changing her appearance. After seeing her old body on a streetcar, Cynthia examines the manner in which this new girl has dressed her body, and her emotions range from admiration to disgust.

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