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Arranged Marriage In Midnights Children

Arranged Marriages in Midnights Children An element of Midnights Children, by Salman Rushdie that I particularly enjoyed was the recurring theme of loving someone in pieces. There are two instances where this is prevalent, one being the interaction between Aadam Aziz and Naseem Ghani. It is stated that:In short: my grandfather had fallen in love, and had come to think of the perforated sheet as something sacred and magical, becausethrough it he had seen the things which had filled up the whole insidehimThrough the perforated sheet, Aadam Aziz never saw his bride until he asked for her hand in marriage. Instead, he fell in love with the softness of her ticklish skin, or the perfect tiny wrists, or the beauty of her ankles. Aadam Aziz, who had concentrating on loving the pieces of Naseem, was ill prepared for her presence in its entirety. Naseem and Aadams marriage rapidly dissolved into a place of frequent and devastating warfareunder whose depredations the young girl behind the sheet and the gauche young Doctor turned rapidly into different stranger beingsThe question, or rather statement made here by Rushdie, is whether or not it is possible to love someone in pieces, without knowing their whole being. When examining the relationship between Naseem and Aadam Aziz, it seems as though Rushdie is stating that one cannot love someone through a perforated sheet, without knowing their soul. Aadam and Naseems marriage became a battleground because they did not have a solid foundation of love to build upon. As a consequence, Naseem employed such tricks as attempting to starve her husband, and Aadam reacted by refusing to eat. Due to the fact that both Naseem and Aadam were quite stubborn, neither one of them refused to concede to one another. It makes one wonder if, for Naseem and Aadam, showing ones true feelings would be to admit defeat. The marriage between Naseem and Aadam never improved, and at the conclusion of Aadams life, ...

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