2 Summary of Article1.2.1 Summary of Article 1: Beautiful to the extreme Inarticle 1, there are four arguments which can be found. The first argument forpeople should not go for cosmetic surgery because cosmetic surgery seems tobe done with abnormal requirements since there are reports of people seek forthe look where associated with popular celebrities or animated character lookwith the aim to attract attention. They are willing to undergo countless timesof surgery in order to get ‘perfect’ look of the character.
Secondly, theauthor argued that when patients become cosmetic surgery addiction, the dangerbegins to exist where patients will no longer be satisfied with small surgeryand assume it is a way of life. Thirdly, the author argued that people are requireundergoing a psychological assessment before going for cosmetic surgery becausethey may have psychological disorder where they are obsessed with imagine they have physical flaws. Thelast argument, the author argued that therewill be serious consequences of obsession with looking like an idol meanwhileidol can become obsolete and change over time but the impact of surgery willlast longer for the patients.
Article 1StrengthAfter we analysed thearticle, we can find there is only one strong argument. Argument 3 can beconsidered as a strong argument. It mentioned that beforethe cosmetic surgery in progress, patients are require undergoing a psychologicalassessment. The build-up of all the premises are clearly stated thatpatients can be suffered from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) at any ages or traumaticincident previously and lead them do not believe they are good looking. This isa strong argument because all the premises are logically acceptance, relevantand sufficient. Besides, argument 3 also can be determined as a deductiveargument because the premises could lead to the conclusion as correct where itstate that patients may be unaware of they have psychological defects, so theyshould consult a doctor rather than the operation.WeaknessesOn the other hand, thereare three weak arguments in article 1.
Firstly, the weak argument is fromargument 1 where it stated that cosmetic surgery seems to be done withabnormal requirements. This argument is determined as a weak argument becausewhen the author says that men also want to transform themselves to look likeanimated 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 thatan attempt to justify one bad action on the basis that another bad action isaccepted 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 withthe accessibility of social media has made more people pursuing animatedcharacter look because it could help them to get famous easily. Then, it leadsto 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 theauthor says that both genders nowadays considered cosmetic surgery as aselection of way of life rather than an anti-aging solution, he is committingfallacy of generalization. This means that the author is drawing a generalconclusion from specific evidence, the phrase ‘today, both genders’ may bereferring to many people accept it as way of life. However, there may be otherreasons for people to undergo cosmetic surgery.
It is an inductive argument becausethe premises of the author have intention to make us trust most people go forcosmetic surgery because it is a usual thing and lead to a general conclusionof cosmetic surgery will become obsession and will bring threats for thepatients.Lastly, argument 4 is the last weak argument ofarticle 1. It stated that there will be seriousconsequences of obsession with looking like an idol.
Most of thepremises of the argument are acceptance but one of the premises consist offallacy 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 notrustworthy doctor willing to carry out the operation, he is committing thefallacy of slippery slope. This means that one possibility, through a sequenceof events which are not properly linked will cause an extreme consequence.
Inaddition, this argument is considered as a deductive argument because it beginswith a general statement where being improper influenced by media of others isnot desirable and lead to a conclusion of the aftermath of obsessed with idolcan be massive.