By definition, hypergamy is the action of marriage to a person of higher class or caste. In the urban dictionary it has come to mean marrying for money, power or youth and beauty but not for love. Richard, took the ideology of this exchange, not as a negative, but rather as an ideology that we should all marry for love and when we don’t that the lust for money, power, youth or beauty rather than love ultimate fractures the relationship. The devise of the metallic golden thorn is to evoke the fragile state, yet harsh reality that is love based on anything other than heart.

48 x 48

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