Then turned her term papers in
He is trying to let us know how young his wife is. She is still in school, writing a thesis paper on marital affairs throughout the world. Yet, she writes her name as Mrs. Kennedy, implying she is already married. This is a good display of their “teenage love” that they thought serious and deep enough for marriage, yet exercised in a childish way.
It may further tell us that her coursework is advanced, and she either a Junior or Senior in High School (maybe close to being legal) or she is a very mature, intelligent, and insightful young girl which may be why he is in love with her. The paradox in her term paper “thesis” is that it draws sympathy for those “unamerican girls” but her underage marriage could be interpreted by Americans as a shameful act as well.
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