An analysis of The Importance of Being Beautiful by Sidney Katz is demonstrated.

I analyze Sidney Katz's language, tone, and purpose to show what do words imply/connote. I also show the word's influence on a reader, is there enough support at all levels, is it believable or suspicious, related to the main idea?

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...ou will next delve into the specifics of Katz's piece. Begin with the author's purpose: as a reader, you MUST understand what the author is getting at before you can support or dispute his thesis. If the thesis (i.e. the main point of a piece of writing) isn't obvious to you after an initial read, take a look at the title of the piece and the topic sentences (TS) of each body paragraph: these things should create an outline of what you are reading. HINT: If they don't, you've got some GREAT ammunition for tearing a writer's work apart, and if they do, you've found GREAT information to prove the author's authority!

Title: "The Importance of Being Beautiful"
TS (Line #7): "Unless you're a 10-or close to it-most of you will respond to my findings with at least some feelings of frustration or perhaps disbelief."
TS (Line #17): "We were surprised to find that beauty has such powerful effects [. . .]."
TS (Line #22): "In large part, the beautiful person can attribute his or her idyllic life to a puzzling phenomenon [. . .] dubbed the 'halo effect'."

TS (Line #63): "[. . .] If a beautiful woman is on trial, you practically have to show a judge and jury a movie of ...