One incident from the article which I responded to was when Orola said, “I wanted to run away when I found out”. Orola’s statement justifies how she was completely against the idea of marriage when she was at the age of 13. Especially, when her husband is to be her step-father and Orola must share him with her mother. Looking at Orola’s situation, it makes me think how fortunate I am as my parents decided to educate me instead of leading me down the road to child marriage. Orola’s statement made me think that during the past years these traditions have become so common for those women, even if they wanted to educate themselves or have a better childhood it would be difficult for them. This raised the bar of giving up or letting go of their dreams. If we compare Orola’s situation to today’s world, we can see where society has completely changed and now women are equally allowed to vote and receive a proper education. It shows how women are slowly dominating and taking themselves to the next level. We can see how they are stepping up for themselves and not letting people shut them down. Despite the fact, some traditions are still present for e.g. (Orola’s life) we can see how they induce or bully them into child marriage which is mostly against their own will. Though the world is changing some disruptive traditions do not tend to leave and could potentially put the stop to a great childhood just like Orolas’. This made me think how much freedom we have and yet we complain over the smallest things yet nobody asked Orola what her life was like until a journalist entered her life.
Another incident from the article which I responded to was when Orola became alienated from her friends. Orola