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1.2 Summary of Article

1.2.1 Summary of Article 1: Beautiful to the extreme

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In
article 1, there are four arguments which can be found. The first argument for
people should not go for cosmetic surgery because cosmetic surgery seems to
be done with abnormal requirements since there are reports of people seek for
the look where associated with popular celebrities or animated character look
with the aim to attract attention. They are willing to undergo countless times
of surgery in order to get ‘perfect’ look of the character. Secondly, the
author argued that when patients become cosmetic surgery addiction, the danger
begins to exist where patients will no longer be satisfied with small surgery
and assume it is a way of life. Thirdly, the author argued that people are require
undergoing a psychological assessment before going for cosmetic surgery because
they may have psychological disorder where they are obsessed with imagine they have physical flaws. The
last argument, the author argued that there
will be serious consequences of obsession with looking like an idol meanwhile
idol can become obsolete and change over time but the impact of surgery will
last longer for the patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article 1

Strength

After we analysed the
article, we can find there is only one strong argument. Argument 3 can be
considered as a strong argument. It mentioned that before
the cosmetic surgery in progress, patients are require undergoing a psychological
assessment. The build-up of all the premises are clearly stated that
patients can be suffered from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) at any ages or traumatic
incident previously and lead them do not believe they are good looking. This is
a strong argument because all the premises are logically acceptance, relevant
and sufficient. Besides, argument 3 also can be determined as a deductive
argument because the premises could lead to the conclusion as correct where it
state that patients may be unaware of they have psychological defects, so they
should consult a doctor rather than the operation.

Weaknesses

On the other hand, there
are three weak arguments in article 1. Firstly, the weak argument is from
argument 1 where it stated that cosmetic surgery seems to be done with
abnormal requirements. This argument is determined as a weak argument because
when the author says that men also want to transform themselves to look like
animated character when women have succeeded in gaining publicity by doing so,
he is committing the fallacy of two wrongs do not make a right. This means that
an attempt to justify one bad action on the basis that another bad action is
accepted as men want to have unrealistic look because women did it previously,
so they can do so. Moreover, it is a deductive argument because it started with
the accessibility of social media has made more people pursuing animated
character look because it could help them to get famous easily. Then, it leads
to a conclusion of requirements of cosmetic surgery has turn out to be strange.

 

Secondly,
one of the weak arguments is in argument 2 where it stated that when patients become cosmetic surgery addiction,
the danger begins to exist. It is considered as a weak argument because when the
author says that both genders nowadays considered cosmetic surgery as a
selection of way of life rather than an anti-aging solution, he is committing
fallacy of generalization. This means that the author is drawing a general
conclusion from specific evidence, the phrase ‘today, both genders’ may be
referring to many people accept it as way of life. However, there may be other
reasons for people to undergo cosmetic surgery. It is an inductive argument because
the premises of the author have intention to make us trust most people go for
cosmetic surgery because it is a usual thing and lead to a general conclusion
of cosmetic surgery will become obsession and will bring threats for the
patients.

Lastly, argument 4 is the last weak argument of
article 1. It stated that there will be serious
consequences of obsession with looking like an idol. Most of the
premises of the argument are acceptance but one of the premises consist of
fallacy where cause this argument cannot be considered as a strong argument.
When the author says that the higher the numbers of times of cosmetic surgery,
the higher the difficulty and risk of subsequent surgery until there is no
trustworthy doctor willing to carry out the operation, he is committing the
fallacy of slippery slope. This means that one possibility, through a sequence
of events which are not properly linked will cause an extreme consequence. In
addition, this argument is considered as a deductive argument because it begins
with a general statement where being improper influenced by media of others is
not desirable and lead to a conclusion of the aftermath of obsessed with idol
can be massive.