In the first 160-200 words of your response, please summarize the main points in
In the first 160-200 words of your response, please summarize the main points in today's reading. In (a) new paragraph(s), please discuss your thoughts about the reading in another 160-200 words. All thoughts are welcome, including what you've found new, interesting, familiar, unclear, confusing, etc., including making connections to ideas you learned elsewhere. I Want to Get Married, pp. 57-79 For your upcoming response, try to identify not only the social but economic and political critique in Thursday's part of the novel. As we started saying today, the author, Abdel Aal, uses social critique of the marriage problem in Egypt to camouflage critique of the political system (the government) and its policies. For example, in "The Second," the critique here is not only of the lack of safety in Cairo's streets and public transport, where sexual harassment and theft are common, but of corruption. If you read between the lines, Bride says that the thief who robbed her reminded her of the Youth of the Future campaign ads, which are sponsored by the former president's son, Gamal Mubarak. So, she's implying that politicians are thieves and corrupt. So, try to read closely, paying attention to references to the government, Egyptian army, Egyptian police, etc.

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