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By Zabel Asadour, Translated by Nishan Parlakian

In the short play The Bride, Asadour depicts a marriage of love not convenience. Arousiag is not a hardened or seasoned bride, but retains her innocence and purity and remains a dutiful, loving wife, who is forced to uphold what is right, even if her in-laws have to be unmasked. She is honorable, patient, clever, resourceful, idealistic in her love for her husband, but she also embodies a distinctive new quality that is not revolt in the gross sense but large understanding which she is able to turn to her advantage in the battle for place and respect. 

Griffin House Publications (1987)