To begin, the novel Uglies connects to 2017 because of Donald Trump. In the book Uglies it is a dystopia world. In their world you are an uglie until you turn 16. When you turn 16 you get a surgery, that’s when you turn prettie. You go to pretty ville, where all you do is party and have fun. They separate Uglies and the pretties. The pretties have more rights than the uglies. They have way more privileges/Advantages.

This connects to 2017 because  Trump is separating people by titles: Immigrants and Non Immigrants. Donald trump is kicking out every Illegal Immigrant to “where they belong”.  Also in 2017 Illegal Immigrants have less rights than legal people. If you ever pass by  Legal people have access to better jobs, they are able to vote. Also they are voting for trump, why? They are illegal they are not worried about getting kicked out. Everybody in 2017 is being separated. High class, low class. By your color, where you’re coming from.

In conclusion, Uglies connects to 2017 because trump will be separating legal Immigrants and Illegal people and in the book there were separated by being and ugly or a prettie. Also connects to 2017 because in the book Uglies the pretties have more rights than the uglies. IN 2017 Legal people have more rights than Illegal immigrants.



1 Comment
  1. Nina 3 years ago

    Dear Michelle,

    I really enjoyed reading your post that connects your novel to the world today. Your use of paragraphs really strengthened my understanding of your claim. One sentence that really stood out to me was: “Everybody in 2017 is being separated. High class, low class. By your color, where you’re coming from.” It is scary to think about how much people are separated. At times we want to ignore this truth, but it is so very evident and is almost yelling at us today with our current president. I think in many ways people have always been treated differently because of ideological and institutional oppression and with our current president it is no longer an unsaid truth but out in the open for everyone to see and hear. I hope this helps wake people up instead of digs them in more, into their beliefs.

    To make this post even stronger think about who you are referring to when you say “you.” Remember to avoid this in academic writing and instead be more precise. Is the “you” children, citizens, americans, people, immigrants, humans?

    Thank you for your post and I look forward to reading more from you.

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