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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 who are tortured because of insufficient dowry. Many women who are unable to bear the torture, are forced to commit suicide and are burnt alive. Being burnt alive under the cover of stove deaths, after being covered with kerosene oil is defined as bride burning. (Veena,…

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    Bride Burning In India

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    Bride burning is exactly what it sounds like, and it is not just a problem of past. Bride burning is occurs in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and other surrounding countries; despite laws being in place to prevent it. India is where most cases are documented, but because of stigma many are reported as accidental deaths or suicides and are not accounted for in statistics. Bride burning has occurred throughout history, caused by disputes over dowry, and ends with the newlywed woman burned alive.…

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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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    perceptions to these forms of violence in India and how these have been reflected in India’s Penal Code through amendments. They also provided many statistics to support their claims in regards to violence against women being a problem that affects all of India, rather than being exceptions and not the norm. As such, this review will discuss some of the main topics covered in the presentation, and highlight and raise some questions that could have been considered by the presenters. Fizza started…

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    In William Goldman’s The Princess Bride, Vizzini sets out on a quest with Inigo and Fezzick to kidnap Princess Buttercup and frame the Guilderians’ for killing her. Vizzini and his men travel across the Florin Channel to the Cliffs of Insanity where they plan to leave Buttercups’ dead body in Guilder (Goldman 96). However, his plan for kidnapping goes awry when another ship is following them across the Channel (Goldman 101). Vizzini, Inigo, and Fezzick are faced with the challenge of trying to…

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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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    “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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    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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    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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