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Peachum's Motive

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The Beggar's Opera - John Gay

What is the main reason why Peachum doesn’t want his daughter to get married?

A

Wives are generally treated horribly.

B

Her husband will have absolute control.

C

She’ll never be able to keep a secret.

D

They’ll also be under the husband’s power.

E

She’ll no longer serve as an informant.