So Long a Letter Essay | Essay

Mariama Ba
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Ramatoulaye's Ideas of Friendship and Marriage

Summary: So Long A Letter by Mariama Bâ Ramatoulaye's ideas of friendship and marriage.
Marriage is a close union, which has been in existence since the beginning of the Earth. Marriage was instituted in the Garden of Eden. (Gen. 2:18-24). Monogamy, being married to one person at any time, was the original law of marriage (Matt. 19:5; I Cor. 6:16). Man went against God's law. Polygamy, man's change to God's law, has been frequent through out history. Polygamy and concubines became customary, especially for royalty (Gen. 16:1-4; I Kings 11:1-3). Polygamy was acknowledged in the Mosaic Law, and continues to be practiced today in many countries. Marriage, especially polygamy and monogamy, is the prevailing topic in Mariama Bâ's novel, So Long a Letter. Aissatou and Ramatoulaye each becomes the victim of a man that chooses polygamy over monogamy. In a letter to Aissatou, Ramatoulaye puts forth many biased remarks about the difference between friendship and marriage. Ramatoulaye's ideas of friendship and marriage...

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