Is Being Fat Bad?

The soundtrack above are songs that I picked out for the poem: “Fat Is Not a Fairy Tale” by Jane Yolen. I picked the 8 songs above because I think that they relate to the theme of this poem. The theme of the poem is that there should be more fairy tales with princesses that are round because there’s nothing wrong with having a round body. Many fairy tales have princesses with a skinny and slim body. However, this is wrong. Why should princesses have a skinny body? Fairy tales should express different body types to tell people that body types don’t matter. As you scroll down, you can see explanations for each song about how they relate to the poem’s theme.

 

All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two

But I can shake it, shake it, like I’m supposed to do (Trainor 6-7)

I chose this song because I thought that it related to the poem the best. Not everyone fits in clothing that are size two and that shouldn’t be a problem. You should accept the body you have and princesses should do the same. There should be more princesses that are round 

Who Says by Selena Gomez

 Who says you’re not pretty?
Who says you’re not beautiful?
Who says? (Gomez 18-20)

Many people who are fat or round might think that they are not pretty. They look at princesses and compare their bodies to the princesses. No one told them that they are beautiful just the way they are. If princesses had round bodies more people can relate to them and won’t feel the need of having a skinny body. They will feel better about themselves and have confidence and believe that they are beautiful no matter what.

 

Secrets by Mary Lambert

I know I’m not the only one

Who spent so long attempting to be someone else

Well, I’m over it (Lambert 14-16)

The world is better if they are more princesses that are round. Little kids look up to princesses. If princesses are skinny, little girls think that they need that body. They will try to be like a princess and look like them. They might think that having a skinny body is normal, but having a round body is not.

 

Flawless by Beyoncé ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 I woke up like this, I woke up like this

We flawless, ladies tell’ em

I woke up like this, I woke up like this

We flawless, ladies tell’ em (Beyoncé ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 54-57)

All girls and women all around the world should be confident with their body. It doesn’t matter what size they are. They should always feel proud about who they are. Sometimes it’s hard because there are things around them that make them feel like they should have a certain body. You should always feel good about yourself every day because you are perfect the way you are.

 

Born This Way by Lady Gaga

 I’m beautiful in my way (Gaga 12)

Everyone is beautiful in different ways. There’s nothing wrong with what you look like. People shouldn’t judge you by your body so you don’t need to be skinny. Being round shouldn’t be considered bad, it should be a good thing.

 

Who You Are by Jessie J

Just be true to who you are (J 11)

Princesses make you want to change yourself, but you should never do that. Be who you truly are. Don’t listen to other people that you need to change. Be who you truly are and don’t be someone else.

 

Hard Out Here by Lily Allen

 If you’re not a size six

Then you’re not good-looking (Allen 28-19)

 Society automatically thinks that if you’re not skinny you don’t look good. This shouldn’t be the way we think. We shouldn’t have expectations for girls and women to have a certain type of body.

 

Believe In Me by Demi Lovato

 Cause everyone’s perfect in unusual ways (Lovato 12)

Everyone is perfect in different ways. No one needs to change themselves to be called pretty or perfect. You are perfect the way you are. Everyone is different in different ways and that’s what makes you unique. If everyone is skinny, everybody is the same.

 

Love Is an Unstoppable Feeling

This multimedia is about the love conflict between Clary and Jace in the book City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. The main conflict about their love is being siblings. Clary and Jace love each other very deeply. However, they find out they are siblings so they can’t be a couple. A good song that sums up the love story is “Almost is Never Enough” by Ariana Grande. “I’d like to say we gave it a try. I’d like to blame it all on life” (1-2) This line from the song is what happened to Clary and Jace they loved each other and gave it a try, but they stopped loving each other because they were siblings. All the songs show the conflict of their love and what happens in the book.

 

“Almost Is Never Enough” by Ariana Grande Ft. Nathan Sykes:

“The truth is, everyone knows”(Grande 10)

This song shows the first stage of Jace and Clary being in love. “The truth is, everyone knows” (10) Everyone knew that they both had feelings for each other.

“Photograph” Ed Sheeran:

“Loving can hurt, loving sometimes hurt

But it’s the only thing I know” (Sheeran 1-2)

“Loving can heal, loving can mend your soul” (Sheeran 14)

The meaning of the two lines is saying that love is complicated. This represents how complicated Jace and Clary relationship is. They found out they were siblings so they can’t be a couple. However, they want to be together.

 “Stay” Rhianna Ft. Mikky Ekko:

“Round and around and around and around we go

Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know” (Rhianna 5-6)

This song is an example of what they both want to do. Jace and Clary still have feelings for each other, but they can’t show it because they are siblings. They both want to know if it is a “yes” or “no” for their relationship.

 “Back to December” Taylor swift

 “So this is me swallowing my pride

Standing in front of you, saying I’m sorry for that night” (Swift 10-11)

When Jace asks Clary she said no. After rejecting Jace, she regrets what she did because she truly wants to be with him.

“Just Give Me a Reason” P!NK Ft. Nate Ruess

 “Just give me a reason

Just a little bit’s enough

Just a second when are not broken just been bent

And we can learn to love again” (P!NK 13-16)

The love of Clary and Jace is not done, but the conflict is them being siblings. However, they can be together if they don’t mind other people’s opinion.

“Just So You Know” Jesse McCartney

“I shouldn’t love you but I want to

I just can’t turn away” (McCartney 1-2)

After deciding that they are not together, they can’t stop loving each other. Even when Clary was dating Simon for a period of time, inside her heart she wanted to be with Jace.

“Wildest Dream” Taylor swift

“I can the end as it begins

My one condition is” (swift 8-9)

This song shows what Jace did the night before he was going to find Valentine and kill him. He went to find Clary and he wanted to be with her one last time. “My one condition is”(8-9) Jace’s condition is to see Clary one last time before he dies when he tries to kill valentine.

“Clarity” by Zedd

 “Hold still before we crash cause we both know how this ends” (Zedd 3)

When Jace killed Valentine and both Clary and Jace survived, they found out they weren’t siblings and it was a lie. Even though they didn’t know what to do next the both know how it’s going to end in their relationship.

 

Lyrics found at:

“Genius Is the World’s Biggest Collection of Song Lyrics and Crowdsourced Musical Knowledge. Join Us.” Genius. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2015.

“Just So You Know Lyrics.” JESSE MCCARTNEY LYRICS. N.p., n.d. Web.