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  • brides

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    dowry money, leave they’re new wives stranded in foreign countries — and in the most severe cases — force their brides into slavery or human trafficking”(Bulusu). There are various ways for men to scam women into marriage. For example, men that are taxi drivers may pose as doctors or business owners, use fake names and fake jobs, then marry a woman just for the dowry. It’s always the brides who end up getting hurt in these sham marriages. Parents of the Indian culture usually choose a husband for their

  • The Bride: Movie Review: Father Of The Bride

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    Father of the Bride ( 1950 ) Cast: Spencer Tracy (Stanley T. Banks), Joan Bennett (Ellie Banks), Elizabeth Taylor ( Katherine “Kay” Banks), Don Taylor (Buckley Dunstan), and others Director: Vincente Minnelli Synopsis: The movie is in both comedy and romance when it was released on June 16, 1950. The film tells the tale of a father who is very set in his old ways and stereotypes. His twenty year old daughter is ready for things to change and very unconventionally tells them she is going to

  • Child Brides

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    $400. Her mother explained to her daughter that she would be married before morn and live with her groom. The young girl, devastated, wails to her mother. She is a child bride. Children forced to wed before the age of eighteen become victims of child marriage; the majority of these victims are girls, giving them the term ‘Child Brides’ (“Child Marriage”). Child marriage dispossesses young women of their decision to wed whom and when they please (“Marrying Too Young”). Generations of families in countries

  • The Robber Bride

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    Depending on how you look at Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride, Timson calls it an 'upmarket melodrama'; whereas Martin refers to it as a novel 'confronting politically correct feminism';. The truth is it isn't either of these. While some of the situations are greatly exaggerated, this book comments on the way that women interact with each other on a day-to-day basis. Atwood tells the story of three women, and how they are drawn together because they have all been double-crossed by a mutual female

  • The Princess Bride

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    Anyone who says differently is selling something.” The Princess Bride is a bold tale that starts off on a small farm, and from there takes us to a royal castle, up the Cliffs of Insanity, through a Fire Swamp, and creates excitement with sword-fighting, hunting, poisoning, and even a trip to “The Machine.” One thing it makes clear throughout is that life is not and never will be fair. William Goldman’s modern work of fiction, The Princess Bride, draws upon archetypes to render the material new. Goldman

  • Buy a Bride

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    Buy a Bride In the mid-eighteen hundreds the first waves of Americans began heading west. They were in search of the American dream; their chance to live happily ever after. This first wave of settlers was for the most part, composed of miners looking to strike it rich. They exploited the mineral resources all over the west, wherever gold was found; the most famous places were in California, Colorado, and the Dakotas. The brave and adventurous men streamed over the continent in wagon trains or

  • The Princess Bride

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    feet “just like in the movies”. Looking into the past, examples of these types of movies are still present. The movie, The Princess Bride, conforms to the concept that the villain turns into a hero, and always gets the damsel in distress. “It’s a love story, a slap-stick comedy, and even a little action.” (Mac) As You Wish: Westley and Buttercup in The Princess Bride) It illustrates a basic love story with a similar ending, making it an unoriginal film. In the movie, at the beginning, Westley (known

  • The Princess Bride

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    of the book The Princess Bride is William Goldman. Goldman was born August 12, 1931 in Chicago, Illionis, U.S. Goldman is a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He got his BA degree at Oberlin College in 1952 and his MA degree at Columbia University in 1956. William Goldman had published five novels and had three plays produced on Broadway prior to writing his screenplays. Two of his notable works include his novel Marathon Man and comedy-fantasy novel The Princess Bride, both of which Goldman converted

  • Child Brides

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    married at a very young age, despite the law most girls were betrothed before puberty and consummated at puberty, around age 8 or older. Girls were married off especially young for this could ensure virginity, and for that men are willing to pay a hefty bride price. Due to the low life expectancy, parents urged their daughters to marry and bear multiple children just as soon. Similarly, during Medieval and Renaissance times, girls of noble families betrothed under age 10, and married soon after, but as

  • Father Of The Bride

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    Father of the Bride      The film¡¦s name is Father of the Bride. It involves George Banks (Steven Martin), and Annie Banks (Kimberly Williams). The time period is in 1991. The technique of the filmmaker is very good, it tells the middle age people¡¦s thoughts and feelings.      The actors are believable in their roles. Steven Martin who acts as George Banks is outstanding in his role, he acts very well, so the audience knows his feelings, and feels