You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

11 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Elements Of Traditional Gender Roles In Marriage
    1,987 words
    Danielle L. Woods February 12, 2000 Sociology 352 Book Review Looking for Love in an Equal: A Review of Love between Equals; The Truth About Peer Marriages For Centuries in our society marriage between man and woman has been a practiced cultural right and custom. Over 90% of Americans will marry in their lifetime and roughly 50% of those marriages will result in Divorce. Many Sociological factors contribute to the high divorce rate expressed in our culture. Reasons that contribute to the divorce...
  • Major Role In Jack And Netta's Marriage
    959 words
    The way we view marriage today differs greatly from the past. Our views and opinions on marriage and its meaning have changed considerably. Marriage is not necessarily less valued, but just viewed differently. Traditionally, marriage has been looked upon as a primary purpose of founding and maintaining a home and family. Fifty years ago, the majority of women were dependent on their husbands to work and support them. Their role in life was to take care of the children, their husbands and maintai...
  • Same Sex Marriage In Order
    473 words
    Same Sex Marriage In order to address this issue, one must first define the concept or meaning of marriage. However, this is a rather subjective approach, because the way we define marriage depends on our own views and interpretations. To come straight to the point, I believe that there is no difference between same sex and traditional marriages regarding validity or moral implications. One could argue that the bond between man and woman is valid, since biologically they are able to have a child...
  • Marriage In African Traditional Religions Isnt
    732 words
    African Marriage Rites The African marriage rites are very important to the African peoples. The marriage rites are followed strictly and are very traditional. Marriage is the beginning of new life and when two people become one. In African Traditional Religion, marriage is a cherished fecundity and is intended for procreation. Marriage involves not only interpersonal relations but also inter community relations. The survival of kinship in the social structure depends on marriage; marriage alway...
  • Tevya's Oldest Daughter
    548 words
    The musical called "Fiddler on the Roof" was set in Anatefka, Russia around 1880-1900. During this time, in this small town, held Tevya and his family. Tevya, husband and father of five daughters, is a cynical, obstinate, determined, yet sensitive to feelings, and caring man. He isa clever philosopher and sticks very much to tradition. In the story Tevya says "Anatefka is our home... to keep in balance by tradition... ". This explains the title which is personally understood that throughTevya's ...
  • More Traditional Way Of Indian Life
    1,735 words
    England and India never did understand one another. (Prasad 37) Undiluted East had always been too much for the West; and soulful East always came lap-dog fashion to the West, mutually asking to be not too little and not too much, but just right. (Prasad 37) The struggle of individuals caught between tradition and modernity, or between India and the west, is a very common theme in Indian literature. This struggle is evident in Nectar in a Sieve, as Rukmani often finds herself battling between he...
  • Family Life In The Traditional Marriage
    1,078 words
    Traditional marriages of earlier times consisted of a wife, husband and six to fourteen children. The entire family worked and played as a unit. In today's modern marriages, it is almost inconceivable to have more than two children due to the high cost of living and the looser view of marriage vows. Some couples have a preconceived notion that if the marriage doesn't work, they can easily get a divorce. This notion affects the spouse as well as the children. In an old traditional marriage, divor...
  • Traditional Marriage Role Models
    441 words
    The traditional marriage role models that have been with us for several thousand years, with little change until recent years, have been based on the feudal fiefdom: the husband is the lord and the wife and children are serfs and vessels. For thousands of years, women were permitted no rights, and were even bought and sold like cattle. Marrying for love was taboo and falling in love was a disgusting thing permitted only to the peasants. If a woman of nobility fell in love, she faced dire consequ...
  • Tone Of Night Walker
    209 words
    A Comparison Of Night Walker And Roselily Comparison Of Night Walker And Roselily Brent Staples' Night Walker and Alice Walker's Roselily both present a glimpse into the world view of African-American culture through human characters set in ironic situations. The tone of Roselily is one of sardonic condemnation, whereas the tone of Night Walker is one of melancholy and anger in the face of alienation. Both deal with victimization, Night Walker's being derived from being mistaken for a criminal, ...
  • Tradition Of Arranged Marriages
    1,122 words
    ' A Wife for My Son' is a well-written fictional novel that takes place in Algeria, where tradition and old customs still plays a major role in the everyday life. The novel is actually a story about many different characters; however, the main character is Fatiha, a young woman who is forced into a traditional marriage to a man she has never laid eyes upon. The husband, who had immigrated to France, returns home to comply with his parents wishes and agrees to this arranged marriage. The novel th...
  • My Arranged Marriages Arranged Marriages My Stand
    536 words
    My Arranged Marriages Arranged Marriages My Stand: I believe that arranged marriages are a social injustice. I feel that they deprive individuals of their liberation and goes against the first amendment freedom of speech, press, assembly and most of all choice. Marriage is a commitment of two people who have made a vow to love each other till death. Well in India, marriages are arranged and set up by the parents of the bride, without her consent. The parents search for a man they feel is compati...

11 results found, view free essays on page: