The Third and Final Continent Essay

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Joel Wilson Wilson1

Ms. Lewis

English 112 (3)

17 October 2012

Critical Response

Throughout “The Third and final continent” by Jhumpa Lahiri, arranged marriage can be the best thing that can happen to some people, but sometimes in another case it might not be the best idea, in the “The third and final continent, the arranged marriage was a good idea because at the end they fall in love with each other and make a good family after all. The man might not be thinking about getting married because he will be preoccupied by other thing like getting a job or taking of he’s mother and maybe little brothers. “It was a duty expected of me” (Lahiri, P. 181) He did what he’s family wanted him to do, or maybe the woman’s family might be concern about the daughter getting married, “ …Had begun to fear that she would never marry…” (Lahiri, P.181) The narrator did what he’s family’s wanted him to do, not only because it’s a family duty, but the wife’s family has begun to worry about her getting married. Arranged marriage can make a happy family just as normal marriages, the narrator and he’s wife live a happy life after getting adapter to each other’s presence. The arranged marriage in “The third and final continent” was a successful, they even “… had a son who attend Harvard University” (Lahiri, P.197) arranged marriages are not the worst thing that can happen it just need to people to love each other and get adapter to the new situation.
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