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What role does marriage have in Measure for Measure? I have to write an essay and...

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Posted May 11, 2007 at 4:58 AM via web

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What role does marriage have in Measure for Measure?

I have to write an essay and although I started writing on the purposes of marriage to start it off, I got stuck after talking about marriage being a way to correct mistakes

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janeyb | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted May 11, 2007 at 5:18 AM (Answer #1)

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Some argue that the Duke's orchestrated series of betrothals and weddings function as a way of reasserting male control over females. By contrast, others see the marriages as a method of restoring balance between the sexes. You could argue either one of these for your paper.

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