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Hermia's MarriageWhen Hermia's father opposes her choice of husband, Duke Thesus tells...

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a19360 | Student | Honors

Posted March 5, 2012 at 7:44 PM via web

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Hermia's Marriage

When Hermia's father opposes her choice of husband, Duke Thesus tells her not to go against her father's will, saying,"To you your father should be as a god." Is Thesus right?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 6, 2012 at 1:20 AM (Answer #2)

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This is common in many cultures.  There are certainly parents today who think that children, especially daughters, should do whatever they say.  Something similar happens in Romeo and Juliet, which is one of the reasons Juliet ends up killing herself.  She decides she'd rather have Romeo than her father's money.

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