Uglies Essay Assignment

Post date: Mar 16, 2013 3:41:01 PM

Your final assignment for Uglies is to write an essay answering one of the three questions below. Read through all of them and chose the one you feel most comfortable answering. Your essay should include examples and details from the book, Uglies, to support your opinions. You will only need to complete one draft for this essay. Please remember to proofread your work when you are finished. It is highly recommended that you type your essay using MS Word or Google Drive.

Final essays are due the end of class on March 23 or via email no later than March 28.

Essay Questions: Choose one

  1. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich? Why or why not?

  2. On page 345, Tally and David are discussing how the Rusties lived in a "house of cards" that eventually collapsed and destroyed civilization. In what ways is our civilization most like this "house of cards" and why.

  3. Tally is faced with a difficult decision in this book: betray her close friend or stay “ugly” forever. What would you do in Tally’s situation and why? To answer this one, imagine that you grew up in this same society and how hard it would be to leave and never have the operation.

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