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The Importance of money and status in the main characters' decision for a marriage as seen in catherine lim's little ironies: stories of singapore

Muliati, Efi (2003) The Importance of money and status in the main characters' decision for a marriage as seen in catherine lim's little ironies: stories of singapore. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

Commonly, people consider love as the most important factor in a marriage. Yet, there are many factors that can motivate people to get married. Catherine Lim, in her collection of short stories Little Ironies: Stories of Singapore shows the importance of money and status in the main characters', namely Mei Kwei, Helen and Pearl, decision for a marriage. In this thesis, the thesis writer wants to analyze that money and status really influence the main characters' decision for a marriege. Mei Kwei, Helen and Pearl think that money and status are important in their marriage. They depend their marriage on their husband's hand. In fact, they only choose a man who can provide their needs and great status. By analyzing each of the main characters' desire in marriage by means of the literary theory and Chinese concept of marriage, the thesis writer is able to find out each of the main characters' motivation in marriage. Each of the main characters has desire to gain money and status in marriage. Thus, despite the fact that marriage should be based on love and commitment, each of the main characters' marriage is based on their desire for money and status.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: stories of singapore, marriage, novels
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 08:53
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/11997

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