Relationships, Marriage, and Complexity in The Namesake

Within The Namesake, Lahiri presents the relationship between men and women as heavily shaped by their environment, heritage and socio-economic background. The relationship between the Ratliffs, Maxine’s parents, Gerald and Lydia, is directly juxtaposed against the relationship of Ashoke and Ashima as being more loving and physically affectionate, due to the Western culture they have … Read more

Marriage Traditions in India

“ India defines diversity, thus diversity is seen in every aspect of Indian life starting from food & clothing to customs & traditions. It is reflected in Indian marriages as well. In Indian society marriage is a highly sacred Instituiton. Marriage has been a very important part of the Indian Society. [1]Marriage is a legalised … Read more

An Analysis Of Distinct Nature Of The Urhobo People In Regards To Marriage And Family Life

INTRODUCTION The Urhobo people of Niger Delta are indigenous people of Nigeria. It is estimated that about 2 million Nigerians are Urhobos. Urhobo is the 5th most populous ethnic group in the country and the single most populous ethnic group in Delta state. The Urhobo people are concentrated in these towns: Abraka, Effurun, Sapele, Ugheli … Read more

Analysis to "marrying absurd"

In “Marrying Absurd,” Joan Didion illustrates the experience of getting “married” in Las Vegas as completely meaningless because it has become too simple. Didion claims that this process is pointless because obtaining a marriage license has become more of a business. Didion supports these claims by using a derogatory tone as well as personal anecdotes … Read more

Dowry as the basis for Indian Marriage

Dowry is the payment in cash or/and kind by the bride’s family to the bridegroom’ s family along with the giving away of the bride in Indian marriage. “Kanyadanam” is an important part of Hindu marital rites. Kanya means daughter, and dana means gift. Dowry originated in upper caste families as the wedding gift to … Read more

I’M Not Wife Material And I Don’T Care

If by “wife material” you mean a woman who makes sandwiches, cleans the house, and spends 3 hours in the kitchen cooking, then you’re damn right! I’m not wife material. I was not raised and cultivated to become a wife- that choice is mine to make. I was born to be a teacher, a doctor, … Read more

The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage

Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history of American family … Read more

Marriage Petition Essay

The I-130 petition is filed by a US citizen or lawful permanent resident to establish the relationship of certain alien relatives who may wish to live permanently in the United States. If you are a citizen, you may file this form for your husband, wife, or unmarried child under 21 years old; an unmarried child … Read more

Medea As A Heroine

In Euripides’ Medea, the main character of the same name is a controversial heroine. Medea takes whatever steps necessary to achieve what she believes is right and fair. She lived in a time when women were expected to sit in the shadows and take the hand that life dealt them without a blink of their … Read more

Media: Character Analysis

Media was a very diverse character who possesses several characteristics which were unlike the average woman during her time. As a result of these characteristics she was treated differently by members of the society. Media was a different woman for several reasons; she possessed super natural powers , she was manipulative, vindictive, and she was … Read more

Medea’s Revenge

Medea, a play by the Greek playwright Euripides, explores the Greek-barbarian dichotomy through the character of Medea, a princess from the”barbarian”, or non-Greek, land of Colchis. Throughout the play, it become sevident to the reader that Medea is no ordinary woman by Greek standards.Central to the whole plot is Medea’s barbarian origins and how they … Read more

William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure can be seen as an early account of sexual harassment. While the issue of women’s rights had hardly been explored at the time the play was first performed, Measure for Measure touches on issues of sexuality, independence, and the objectification of women. Despite these serious issues, the play is considered a … Read more

Like Water for Chocolate: Review

Food equals memory and memory equals immortality. In the recipes we pass down from generation to generation, in the food of our mothers, we reawaken the past, make the present more real, perhaps capture a bit of the future. Food is about history, with handed down recipes such as in Like Water for Chocolate, the … Read more

Lady Chatterley’s Lover: Book Report

Lady Chatterley’s Lover, written by DH. Lawrence was first published in 1928. The novel follows around the protagonist of the story, Lady Constance Chatterley. The story is about how this woman, who is trapped in a loveless and almost sterile marriage, finds emotional and physical love with the games keeper of her husbands estate. As … Read more

Ibsen’s “Ghosts”

At the time when Ghosts first appeared, it was considered extremely dangerous and indecent. The themes it contains of inherited illness (siphylis, though this is never directly stated) and hypocrisy were unacceptable to the later nineteenth century audience, even to those who considered themselves liberals and had championed Ibsen’s earlier plays. The story of the … Read more

David Copperfield: Short Review

Truthfully, my reasons for choosing to read this particular book were somewhat unexpected- going into the library and seeing so many books, I didn’t know what to choose; so I went to the CM cart in the front, and chose a book from there. Hearing many things of both Dickens and Copperfield, I felt there … Read more

David Copperfield: Book Review

The novel David Copperfield, written by Charles Dickens, deals with the life and times of David Copperfield. About a century ago in a small town in England, David was born on a Friday at the stroke of midnight, which is considered a sign of bad luck. David’s father has already died and his aunt comes … Read more

Anna Karenina – Part 2 Chapter 3

In part two chapter three, Kittys broken heart causes her health to decline. There is a moment in this part of the story that Tolstoy adds to show that money and social status should not be the reasons for marriage. Kitty realizes this when she finds out about Anna and Vronsky. Kitty has something that … Read more

The causes and effects of the recent rise in divorce rates

From the past to present, people all over the world have determined to live together, which is called get marriage in another word, so that they depend on for living each other. Nevertheless, some couples are unable to maintain their relationship; therefore they choose divorce, which is one of the solutions to cope with problems … Read more

The Institution of Marriage: A Sociological Perspective

According to Webster, marriage is defined as the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family. That sounds simple enough however, it was not always so. During the seventeenth century arranged marriages were commonplace. The primary purpose of … Read more

Marriage Report Essay

Marriage is a long term union whereby two people, sometimes of the same gender, other times of different genders whom make a mutual decision to be together. Inter-faith marriage occurs between people from different religious traditions; in which sometimes the spouses are from different religious backgrounds, nationalities, races, ethnic groups, or economic levels. The more … Read more

Early Marriage Essay

According to UNICEF’s Innocenti Research Centre, the “practice of marrying girls at a young age is most common in Sub-Saharan African and South Asia”. There are specific parts of West Africa and East Africa and of South Asia where marriages before puberty are not unusual. However, the Centre also notes that marriage shortly after puberty … Read more

Euphoric and Dysphoric Phases in Marriage

Despite all the fashionable theories of marriage, the narratives and the feminists, the reasons to engage in marriage largely remain the same. True, there have been role reversals and new stereotypes have cropped up. But the biological, physiological and biochemical facts were less amenable to modern criticisms of culture. Men are still men and women … Read more

Polygamy Is It Evil

As a general rule I dont spend much time contemplating political affairs on the news. My interest in politics is minimal and I feel that most of what is said is a bunch of rhetoric, where common sense solutions or agreements are never the norm. But, with all the media attention lately on polygamist, Tom … Read more

Cohabitation and Marriage

Things have changed a great deal from the Puritanical beliefs integrated long ago that said people must have a license in order to live together. Now, blended families are commonplace and “marriages” between people of the same sex are a reality. The history of marriage and family is actually filled with a variety of thought … Read more

Extramarital Affairs and Marriage

Do extramarital affairs help or destroy a marriage? A lot of people say that having such affairs helped them solve the problems they had with their spouses, while other peoples marriages are destroyed by them. Do partners feel more comfortable in relationships outside their marriage and what could be the cause of that? Studies conducted … Read more

Right to Unite

Sam* and Alex* have been together for two years. Recently, they decided that they would like to buy a house together. Unfortunately, they are homosexual and are having trouble attaining a loan.. If they were married, as they one day hope to be, there would be no problem getting a home loan . Marriage is … Read more

The Department of Marriage Control and Enforcement

For many people throughout the United States, it is a melancholy but common sight to see broken families, separated children, and squabbling spouses. In a society in which over 20% of marriages end in divorce, it is not surprising that the majority of todays children grow up in a one parent marriage. The National Center … Read more

The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work

In The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work there are seven myths and seven real truths about marriage. The first myth is that neuroses or personality problems will ruin a marriage. The truth about that myth is that we all have our crazy buttons or issues were not totally rational about, but they don’t necessarily … Read more

What is the definition of marriage?

What is marriage? In Websters Dictionary marriage is defined as the institution whereby men and women are joined in special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family. The definition states a man and a woman not a man and a man. Some people believe same gender marriages … Read more

The reasons to engage in marriage

Despite all the fashionable theories of marriage, the narratives and the feminists, the reasons to engage in marriage largely remain the same. True, there have been role reversals and new stereotypes have cropped up. But the biological, physiological and biochemical facts were less amenable to modern criticisms of culture. Men are still men and women … Read more

The Sanctity of Marriage

There is so much controversy concerning homosexuality and marriage. This controversy has recently risen and been debated in court in Massachusetts. Around three percent of our country experiences exclusive homosexuality (Swan n. p. ). Gay marriage must be banned because it has negative consequences for our society, does not follow American Tradition, and most importantly, … Read more