Writing Assignment 7:

Monsoon Wedding

Consider the two main female characters in the film Monsoon Wedding – Aditi, whose wedding is taking place, and her cousin Ria, who was the victim of sexual abuse by her “uncle.”  For each one, give an account of her central problem in the film, and describe how the cultural emphasis on family unity is both a hindrance and help in resolving her central problem.


Your paper should be no fewer than three full pages long, double-spaced, typed.

The assignment is due in class on Friday, November 3.