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Language and images are usually a way to express what someone is thinking, however, language and images can often restrict our thinking in various ways. Susan Douglas, in her essay ,"Narcissism As Liberation", writes about "the great myth…that superficial appearances can be equated with a person's deepest character strengths and weaknesses"(128). The image of what a "beautiful" and what is not is an image that is constantly restricted in our minds. These restrictions come …

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…Images and language are can often restrict people thinking. These restrictions can be broken down if the correct method is used. John Berger, Susan Douglas, and Adrienne Rich give assorted examples of restriction that are put upon people, specifically women and their looks. Adrienne Rich says that some of these restriction can be lifted if a process called re-vision is used. However, this is a arduous process and can only work in an ideal society.