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    “Social Criticism in Marriage” In the novel, e.g. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen used social criticism to portray how she felt about women and marriage. Austen used the two characters Elizabeth Bennet and Charlotte Lucas to show two totally different perspectives on marriage in this work. Social criticism during that time was more pressed on women back then rather than now for several reasons. Some women can feel like Elizabeth who felt as though marriage should be based on love. Other women could identify with Charlotte who was all about securing her life with shelter, protection, and money from a man whether she loved him or not. Even in present times women are pressured into being married, but it’s nothing like it was back then. Jane Austen…

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    True love never lies, and it never fails. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, is a novel about the Bennet family and Mrs. Bennet’s quest to get her 5 daughters married. The opening chapter begins with Mrs. Bennet telling her daughters about Mr. Bingley, a new upper class and wealthy neighbor. Mr. Bennet, the polar opposite of his wife, refuses to follow the social norm of going to meet the bachelor first before any of the women. While Mr. Bennet eventually does this anyway, it is not before he…

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    In both Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Corpse Bride (2005), the characters were relatively ‘different’ from those that they were surrounded by, therefore making them strange and considerably odd in the eyes of people they came in contact with- there was sympathy, pity, indifference, sacrifice, attraction, jealously, repulsion, understanding, fear, and prejudice surrounding both these characters as they discovered the real world. Both films are extremely fairytale-like, which…

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    Bride Kidnapping Essay

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    It includes a variety of actions ranging from elopement or staged abduction for consensual marriage to violent non-consensual kidnapping. ‘Kidnapping’ refers to the non-consensual variety, which typically involves a young man and his friends taking a young woman by deception or force to the home of his parents or a near relative” (Kleinback, Ablezova, Aitieva, 2005). There are many facets of bride kidnapping—the nonconsensual bride kidnapping is what is victimizing women and their families in…

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    Gendercide Of Women

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    If the groom’s family is not happy with the dowry payments, women become at risk for physical abuse and murder. According to the Indian National Crime Record Bureau, India has the highest rate of dowry murders (2013). This report gives the horrifying statistics which follows: 18,233 dowry death cases were reported which means that a bride was burned or attacked every 90 minutes due to dowry greed. Dowry murder refers to the greed of the groom’s family. When more money is demanded and the bride’s…

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    Two important epiphanies in the Princess Bride by William Goldman are seen through the character of Buttercup when she realizes that she is in love with Westley and the character of Inigo when he realizes that he needs the man in black to help him storm the castle. When Buttercup saw how others acted around Westley she realized what her true feelings were, while Inigo realizes he needed Westley’s help after saw what a good sword fighter and thinker he was; both of these characters epiphanies…

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    “Life isn’t fair, it’s just fairer than death, that’s all.”- William Goldman.The story The Princess Bride is a classic fairytale written by William Goldman who pretends the novel was written by S. Morgenstern. The novel includes interjects by S.Morgenstern and William Goldman.In the novel The Princess Bride William Goldman conveys the universal theme that life isn’t fair, but works out better in the end. The first way the universal theme is shown is through characterization. Inigo Montoya is a…

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    Imagine being coerced to marry someone that you’ve hardly had enough time to make a first impression on. Arranged marriages were a key aspect in “Marriage is a Private Affair.” People often disagree with arranged marriages because they don’t always love their spouse. “Marriage is a Private Affair” displays this when Nnaeme tells his father, “I don’t love her” (Achebe 190). Marriage is a private affair also demonstrates that arranges marriages can cause a great controversy between a father and…

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    material things. If the groom demands for dowry, the bride’s family must give a dowry or the marriage will not take place. The practice of the dowry system in Pakistan, is very prominent in arranged marriages and in provincial cities as it is widely recognized as a traditional and a binding ceremony of arranged marriages. All families in Pakistan follow the dowry system, and not a single day passes without dowry deaths and torture of women. In newspaper articles, you will see stories of women…

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    about the genre is the extravagant characters, amazing set design, and the themes. The characters in these films are truly larger than life and nothing short of iconic. Bela Lugosi's Dracula is over-the-top in the most amazing ways. His voice and his costume will live in the halls of cinema for eternity. In the same movie, Edward Van Sloan's Dr. Van Helsing is also great. In 1931's Dracula you can truly feel these two great characters battling wits. My two favorites of this genre are James…

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