Arranged marriages has historically been practiced in many cultures all over the world. Typically, arranged marriages are arranged by parents
grandparents, and other relatives. In the Middle East and South Asia, it’s common for parents to arrange child marriage for money or social ties.
The writer is Anna Coren who is an Australian correspondent for CNN international. Coren has been a journalist for more than 15 years reporting from some of the world’s biggest news event including the battle against ISIS in Iraq
the Ukraine crisis, and the war in Afghanistan. Coren establishes ethos by through her profession as a very experienced reporter. Her choice of words is also convincing to listeners, e.g., “[…]
Freshly healed skin.” (P. 95 l. 15) and “The deep cuts” (P. 95 l.16). The article has many details which establish a credibility.