Chapter 7

Manny has stolen a CD and gets in trouble with the police.


Chapter 8

In Chapter 8 Manny's father learned of the theft. As Konsiquenz no one is allowed to talk to him or do something for him. In addition, Manny gets house arrest.

Moreover his father expects Manny to marry the daughter of a friend.


 Chapter 9

 Now Manny visit the 10th grade.

In Chapter 9 Manny has an important talk with Mr. Sandhu. They talk about Manny's really bad results at school and search for the reasons.

In the end Mr. Sandhu asks Manny, what his parents think about his relationship with Lisa.


Chapter 10

Chapter 10 consists of a conversation between Manny and Lisa. They are talking about the discussion between Manny and Mr. Sandhu, Manny's marriage and their future.

In the end, Lisa's mum drives Manny home.


Chapter 11

Manny is in bad shape, because of his impending wedding.
For this reason, Ady goes with him one day in the city and they have lots of fun.
Chapter 12

In the previous night Manny drank too much and has a hangover. At his birthday his father goes with him into a Punjabi bar. On the way home he gets into an argument with Harry and Ranjit. After leaving the bar, he goes to Lisa, and spends the night with her.


Chapter 13

In Chapter 13, Lisa and Manny try again to find a solution for Manny's current situation. After that Manny comes with a few friends in a club and there he gets to know that Ady becomes father. Next day he talks with Ady about his baby and about the forthcoming date with Lisa on Sunday. On Sunday evening he goes for dinner to Lisa and her parents talk to them about sex.


Chapter 14

Manny and Lisa have sex that night From that day on Manny works hard in school to get to the GCEs.

Some time later Ady und Manny drink a lot and Manny returns drunken to school. The teachers are angry about it and send Manny to go home. At home, his brother is waiting with an envelope for him.


Chapter 15

 According to that which has happened Manny is not allowed to meet his friends or leave the house.

His parents wants him to go to India, but he doesn't want that.

After a message from Lisa, where she writes that she went to Australia and cannot continue the relationship between them, he decides to go with his family to India.


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What does the author provide us with the book?

I think, the book comments on what people still have to do for their tradition. it deals with racism, relationship and family. The book also gives us an insight into life in india.

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In which person the book is written?

 The book is written in the first person.
(Un)arranged Marriage feels very much as if is inspired by personal experience,  if not of Manny's specific situation then of his environment.



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Summary of Chapter 1-6

Chapter 1:

In Chapter one, Manjit tells the reader something about his family and their tradition.
He says that he try not to take much notice of any of his family, because their relationship is bad. The reason for that is that Manjit and his family have different opinions about life. Manjit’s family live on Evington Drive, in an area that was popular with Punjabi families. His family is Punjabi, too. In their culture, the parents arranged marriages, preferably as soon as school was finished with. In addition details about his best friend Ady and his fathers’s opinion about him.

Chapter 2:

At the beginning of Chapter two, Manjit tells the reader something about his cousin Ekbal. He compares Ekbal’s family with his own family. Then he write out a plan of his life, which consists of a timescale that detailed the way he saw his life going over the next year. After that he tells us about the insults, he got from his family, everyday. The most important thing in Chapter two is, that his father wants Manjit to marry as soon as he is seventeen years old.

Chapter 3:

In Chapter three, Manjit and his best friend Ady go in the city. When they wandering up into Silver Street, they meet Sarah with a friend of hers.

Chapter 4:

Manjit can’t get the girl out of his mind and he knows, he has to see her again soon. He persuaded Ady to go with him in the city again. After a while Manjit sees Sarah with her friend. Also Sarah and her friend notice the guys and walk toward them. After they talk for a while, the boys invited the girls to a drink.
 Chapter 5:
In Chapter five Manny finds out something more about Lisa. Manny has also spoken with her, but he is too shy to speak with her more often. In addition, ge gets in trouble with his parents, because one night he returns too late at home.
Chapter 6:
In his chapter he is having his 10th date with Lisa. They talk about their families and Manny starts to worry about his forthcoming marriage. Manny takes every possibility into consideration in order to prevent the wedding. He wants to find a way out of it and violates every rule he can find.

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Definition of "personal identity"

Definition of „personal identity“:



The „personal identity“ is something, which is different of each person, so it identify ech person.

The “personal identity” is a mix of your look, your hobbies and your life.


Who a person is, or the qualities of a person which make him oder her different from others.

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Pro's of arranged marriages




Pro’s of arranged marriages





• even ugly or unsuitable persons get a wife / man (for example: Harry)


• because of arranged marriages they can keep the traditions

• no on eis lonely / single.


• the next generation is save


• The parents are allowed to surch out a daughter – or son – in – law. So there is an better relationship between both families.


• love can come with time

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First, second and third generation immigrants

Second generation immigrants


1). Characterise first and second generation immigrants.



First generation immigrants



Second generation immigrants


- they emigrated (feel home where they were born)

- identify with their home, culture, traditions, customs

- came to the UK in the 1960s, often encouraged by the British government meet demand for jobs.

- they don’t want to adapt to the British culture

- want their children to live the parents

→ fear: children become too British

- only come to Britain to earn good money

→ have good jobs

→ came for economic reasons

- want to go back to their home country some day

- live in special / separated parts of the city / town

- (look for a girl for their sons)


- grow up in a working- class environment

- like the British people

- want to be British

- want to get a more exciting life for themselves

- sometimes not fully accepted

- inspired by Western music

→ dream of freedom

- not feel confident about their identity neither British nor Indian

- try to fit in the British culture

- problems to know their true identity




Third generation immigrants


2). Explain the chanced which Manzoor sees for the third generation.


- new confidence

- most successful in integrating

- become absorbed into British culture

→ identication

- no connection to their home country

- melt entirely into society

- difficult to become commited citiziens without forgetting their past

- better chances on the jobs / working market

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