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  • Boku's Wife
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    Boku, thirty years old, is in many respects an average middle-class citizen who, free from excessive financial worries, enjoys the kind of independence his status bestows. A product of 1960's, he takes endless pleasure in smoking, drinking, and eating in bars, cafes, and restaurants. He dresses with casual chic and frequents the movies regularly. His tastes in music and reading materials, though predominantly popular, are disarmingly eclectic - from the Beatles to Mozart, from Sherlock Holmes to...
  • Say In The War
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    Aristophanes play Lysistrata takes place during the Peloponnesian War and the women of Greece are tired of their men being at war. Greek women want to preserve the traditional way of life in their community. With this in mind, Lysistrata calls all the women of Greece together and devises a plan. She argues that if the women all participate in two activities, their men will end the war. Her proposals are that the women hold a sexual strike against the men. She urged the women to dress in sexy clo...
  • Most Prominent Value Of Marriage
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    Among unequal's what society Can sort, what harmony or true delight? Milton, Paradise Lost, V, ll. 383-4 GEOFFREY CHAUCER AND THE WIFE OF BATH'S TALE Chaucer begins the tale by exploring the institution of marriage, through the character of the Wife who starts by making an statement of authority, her own experience on marriage. In order to show her experience in relationships she states that three of her husbands were old and rich and two of them, young and wild. Marriage at that time, was consi...
  • Two Types Of Marriage In Ancient Rome
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    Most women in ancient Rome were viewed as property of the men who they lived with. Basically they were handed from their father to their new husband at the time of their marriage and surrendered any property they owned, or dowry they were given, to their husband (Document 1). There were however two types of marriage in ancient Rome, manus and sine manus. Under the first type, manus, the woman and all of her property and possessions were placed under the control of her husband and he could do wit...
  • Griselda Back As His Loving Wife
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    Throughout Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the marriages in the stories are as different and as intertwined as the pilgrims themselves who told of these tales. The diversity amongst the marriages was well illustrated by the following tales, The Wife of Bath, Alisoun's departure from the standard beliefs, whose principle was that the wife should rule the husband for a happy marriage. The Clerk, Walter, showed the accepted and traditional view of the husband as the master over the wife. The Merchant a...

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