The Ugly Duckling & Society

Society’s affect on the way one mirrors themselves
Hans Anderson wrote the ugly duckling in the year of 1844. The idea behind the fairy
tale is that at some point in life we all feel unattractive or misunderstood. Today, society puts out
an image of how one is suppose to look and this novel breaks that stereo type by showing that
one’s beauty has to come from with-in. Another lesson in this fairy tale is one that we as a
society have problems understanding. The lesson is that sometimes you have to look past the
exterior part of a person and see what one has to offer on the inner part instead of focusing on the
        “He is my child, and he is not so very ugly after all if you look at him properly.” The ugly
ducklings mother states that if you look at her child properly you will see that there is more to
him then just his exterior. In order to see him for his beauty you have to look at him “properly”
in other words look deeply into what he is really about. In life we have to put ourselves in other
peoples shoes in order to really understand where they are coming from and how they feel.
Sometimes we forget to do this and we hurt people unconsciously. “They are afraid of me
because I am ugly,” he said. So he closed his eyes, and flew still farther, until he came out on a
large moor inhabited by wild ducks here he remained the whole night feeling very tired
and sorrowful.” Here we picture the ugly duckling upset and hurt by what has been said” when it
comes to his looks yet none of the ducks that hurt the way he felt feels what he feels because one
can never feel the same sorrow unless they are in that person’s shoes. The duck is tormented by
his neighbors   and endures a hard winter but yet his hard times only made him a stronger and
wiser duck.” I will fly to those royal birds, “he exclaimed,” and they will me because I am so
ugly, and dare to approach them; but it does not matter better be killed by them than...