Chapter 20: The Anecdotal Story Of Renita Pitts

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Chapter 20 demonstrated the importance and the beneficial of marriage; in addition, explained why couples do not marry. However, the article begins an anecdotal story of Renita Pitts and transitions to some of the financial benefits for marriage. Personally, the reading made me think about why people in society must be married. In my opinion, marriage should not have any financial benefits; alternatively, should only hold personal symbolic value. Society should not pressure anyone to marry, similarly to how Renita felt pressured to stay married. Both the reading and the article had similar themes. Not to mention, both focused the financial benefits of marriage. However, each focused specific area for unmarried people. For instance, chapter

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