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Topics: Marriage, Love, Divorce Pages: 1 (305 words) Published: April 27, 2013
A Tale of Two Divorces

How does Anne Roiphe’s two stories support her thesis that marriage requires more than just romance? Anne’s stories support her thesis because in the first story, her father cheated on her mother and didn’t love her. He told her she wasn’t beautiful and didn’t care about her. But Anne’s mother believed there was something there so she stayed in the marriage. There was no romance there and that’s why it should have been a divorce. She didn’t think any other man would marry her so that’s why she didn’t want a divorce. The other story was similar because he was also cheating on Anne and had other women, he didn’t care about the child or her, and they got a divorce.

Divorce is a failure because two people getting married is a big thing and you worked so hard through it all so why get a divorce because it’s only going to get worse and it’s so hard to work it out that’s why people get a divorce. But only if two people actually want to work it out it will happen. I think people just get married to use each other for money and other things. Some people don’t do it for love they just want something out of it and that’s why they get a divorce. An example would be my friend’s parents they loved each other when they first got married and then they started having problems and they couldn’t stand each other. They got a divorce but they still couldn’t be without each other. Even though they got a divorce, they still ask each other things and want to be with one another because they have kids and they have love for one another so divorce is a failure and it doesn’t end well.
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