Going the length to be recognized as perfect
People will go and do the craziest things so they can look perfect even if it’ll kill them.
The news article “'Beach body' surgery deals are still being advertised despite a Government review calling for the potentially dangerous procedures to be banned” and the book “The Picture of Dorian Grey” are perfect examples.
“Deals promising patients ‘a beach-ready body’ if they go under the knife this month are still being sold, despite recommendations designed to protect patients from dangerous procedures by NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh”. So people are still going the extra mile even though doctors are recommending not doing it.
In “Picture of Dorian Gray”, Dorian becomes eternally youthful in appearance, while the portrait of himself reveals the truth of his inner beauty: that there is none. Out in the world are many Dorians who can keep up the illusion of youth through the modern means of plastic surgery, but at a cost. People who use this surgery obsessively out of fear of aging are sometimes diagnosed with Dorian Gray Syndrome, and many are suicidal.
Sometimes the plastic surgery goes horribly wrong. The hit television show “Botched” is all about plastic surgeries gone wrong. “Justin came to Drs. Nassif and Dubrow with his self-designed abdominal implants in hopes of creating abs of steel. The pair ultimately turned him down as they felt it was excessive, but Dr. Dubrow was certainly fascinated. “He’s both Frankenstein and Dr. Frankenstein,” Dr. Dubrow said. “He’s his own creation.””
Dorian realizes what he truly looks like when he sees his picture, and he hates it. He stabs the picture with the knife he used to kill the man who painted his portrait. Them he takes that same knife and puts it in his chest.
People will go to the extreme so they can reach their standards. If they don’t reach it, either they find more doctors or, in Dorian’s case, kill themselves....