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2.The author writes that “when wives beat their husbands, it was the husband, not the wife, whowas likely to be punished. . . . He had shamed the village by not controlling his wife properly.”Do you think there are still men today who feel they are supposed to “control” their wives?Explain.3. In paragraph 7, Stark states that in the traditional family “the primary unit of society andattachment was not the family but the peer group.” Does this statement apply at all to oursociety? At which stages or in what situations might people today feel closer to their peers thanto their family members?At what points in your life have your peers been of special importance to you?4.The author writes, “Only in modern times have most people married for love.” Do you think loveis the only thing people consider today when choosing a mate? What other factors might beimportant to consider when selecting a potential life partner?What are two or three points that you think will be especially important to you as youchoose a spouse? (Or, if you are already married,what issues went into that decision for you?)26
5JULIA BURNEY: THE POWER OF A WOMAN’S DREAM1. Julia is passionate about the importance of reading. What is your attitude toward reading?Explain. Do you read much in your everyday life? If not, what kinds of reading do you think youmight like to do more of?