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In The Namesake, what is the difference between Gogol and his parents' views on marriage?

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Gogol, as a child who was born and brought up in America, thinks that the arranged marriage of his parents is something that is oppressive and has resulted in a lack of love between them. When he starts his relationship with Maxine, he compares and contrasts his own parents' lack of public affection with the ease and obvious love expressed by...

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