Playing With: Type Caste
Basic Trope: A character from India is locked into all the expectations of his/her social class.
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- Straight: Anjali and Bhulwa's parents forbid them to marry because of their differing castes.
- Exaggerated: Anjali and Bhulwa are not permitted to even speak to one another.
- Downplayed: ???
- Justified: Although less prevalent now, it's kind of difficult to change traditions and customs that have been in place for thousands of years.
- Inverted: Anjali and Bhulwa are encouraged (or even ''required'') to marry each other because of their differing castes.
- Subverted: Anjali introduces Bhulwa to her parents, and they seem OK with him.
- Double Subverted: Only to conveniently inform her that she's betrothed to another man and that the wedding is first thing tomorrow morning as soon as Bhulwa's out the door.
- Parodied: ???
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Different social classes (and sub-classes) are allowed to mix, mingle, and marry as they please.
- Enforced: Truth in Television, Rule of Drama.
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: Anjali (who comes from a rich Brahmin family) meets and falls in love with Bhulwa (from a poor, working-class family).
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: Anjali and Bhulwa carry on a Secret Relationship, or move someplace (such as America) where they can get married regardless of their stations in life in their homeland.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: Someone is going to be locked into expectations regarding who to marry and what career path to take, regardless of what he/she actually wants. Also, just because someone is born into a family that does XYZ profession doesn't necessarily mean he/she is suited for that job. It's a conflict between tradition and modernism, between individualism and collectivism.
- Reconstructed: Less emphasis is placed on social class and family than talents. There is more social mobility as a result.
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