Rude is the debut single by Canadian reggae fusion band Magic. It was released on October, 2013. Despite many music critics, it became an international commercial success.
The song is actually based in a real life situation that the singer, Nasri, had to face. He was born in Toronto, Canada but he came from a Palestinian family.
The story is about a young man who asks his girlfriend's father for her hand in marriage and he is rejected.
- When a young man in our country wants to get married, does he need to ask permission to his future father in law? Explain.
- What are your first thoughts after listening the song and watching the video? Provide two reflections at least.
- After his girlfriend's father rejection, is the young man right? Should he marry her anyway, even if her father doesn't give them his blessing? Explain.
- Is the girl's dad wrong not to give them his blessing?
- The ritual of asking a dad's permission for his daughter's hand in marriage began because women used to get married very young in past and they actually needed their dad's permission. Why do some people from different cultures still do it even though permission isn't legally needed if they are adults?
- What is the difference between asking for "permission" and asking for a "blessing"? Do you think it's wise to ask for a blessing nowadays, even though permission isn't required anymore? Explain.
- In Magic's song Rude, the young man still asked for permission to marry to her future father in law. Why do you think he did it?