758 words - 3 pagesFirst comes marriage then comes love, marriage is legal act bringing a woman and a man closer to each other, colliding their whole lives to be one. Marriage is the key into forming a larger family unit in the social system, it also is what binds both emotional and sexual attractions where both spouse are sharing their whole life together creating a family. Nowadays there is a noticeable prevalence of trends concerning marriage in certain communities, two of the most used trends are love marriages and arranged marriages. Moreover, some people are fortunate enough to find their soul mates on their own while others aren’t as lucky, instead they have to get their soul mates selected for themVIEW DOCUMENT
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I strongly disagree with the whole concept of arranged marriages. I believe all men and women should have the freedom to choose whom they marry, and it should not be left up to anyone but themselves. Whether it is relatives making previous plans, people getting in trouble with the law, or another reason that might be against a person’s own will, I see that as terribly wrong and against anything I’ve ever been taught. I think the emotional toll it can take on women is completely unfair, as they don’t have a choice and, as said by a young woman in the Junior Scholastic article Marriage-or Else, 2011 “Every time they could, they found an excuse to beat me.” That statement shows me thatVIEW DOCUMENT
2243 words - 9 pages happiness. She is able to look for a life partner that is attractive to her and understands her strengths and weaknesses, as well as what she needs. Contrary to an arrangedmarriage, where the family chooses the spouse for the women, “the choice of such an intimate and permanent relationship could only be made by the individuals involved,” which is the basis of a love match (Nanda 564). Parents know a great deal about their children, however, they do not know every little detail their child wants in a person. When two people in a love match get married it is usually only after knowing each other for a long time. The couple should have more than enough time to explore both the good and the badVIEW DOCUMENT
1735 words - 7 pagesThe Process of ArrangedMarriage
The Arabic culture has many unique aspects just like any other culture in the world. One of these aspects is Arranged Marriages, which many people have varying viewpoints on. This paper will layout the various opinions and view points that come to mind when a person hears the phrase ArrangedMarriage. Furthermore it will layout the initial process where a bride and groom initially meet, as well as the females overall say in the process of who her to be husband is. After that this paper will display the facts of the ceremony and various traditions that are involved. The overall learning objective is to gains a deeper understanding of the ArrangedMarriageVIEW DOCUMENT
1995 words - 8 pagesFreedom of choice is a luxury which many people take for granted. One of the most significant choices that you will make is when you choose the person that you wish to spend the rest of your life with. But for some people this choice is unfortunately taken away when they are born into a culture that believes in the arrangement of a marriage. A decision and a choice so important is not yours to make but left for someone else to decide without taking happiness into consideration. Therefore, I am against the practice of arranged marriages because it violates a person’s right to make their own decisions.
The arrangement of marriage dates as far back as the custom of marriage itself and isVIEW DOCUMENT
968 words - 4 pagesMarriage has been an important aspect all over the world for ages. Marriage has been important to society for a variety of reasons. Most People all over the world believe that the traditional family, a father, a mother, and children, are the basic building blocks of society. The children learn to become citizens, learn about relationships, what is expected of them in society, and how to behave by the parents. The traditional idea of marriage is basically one man and one woman in a monogamous and permanent relationship. Western culture marriages are usually based on love and romance but there’s a debate whether love marriages are better than arranged marriages. In other cultures other thanVIEW DOCUMENT
1638 words - 7 pagesArrangedMarriage vs. Free-choice Marriage"Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry" (Tom Mullen, 2005, p.1). It is argued that free-choice marriages based on love or romance, offer more independence and freedom as compared to arranged marriages where the man and woman are chosen by the parents and so there is pressure and is not so suitable and independent. However, no marriage is necessarily an ideal sort of marriage. Therefore, it becomes difficult to predict the ideal sort of marriage. The decision is upon the individual, whether he or sheVIEW DOCUMENT
2518 words - 10 pages husband psychologically. Shalini Gupta explains, “In a veiled manner Divakaruni asserts that in arranged marriages, attempts to schedule and expression of female sexuality to coincide with institutional structures of marriage renders impossible an articulation of women’s desires” (153-154).
At the opportune moment, the protagonist frees herself from her husband’s control. Divakaruni throws light on the kind of relationship he has with his wife through his self-introspection. “Once in a while, of course, he had to put his foot down, like when she wanted to get a job or go back to school or buy American clothes. But he always softened his no’s with a remark like, What for, I’m here to take care ofVIEW DOCUMENT
2207 words - 9 pagesChitra Banerjee Divakaruni in the collection of her short stories titled ArrangedMarriage, portrays a negative image of the Indian cultural practices while discussing marital relationships in the diasporic space. The title gives the impression that Indian marriage system is not only weird but also barbaric. She fails to understand that gender bias is not unique to India, and it is a global problem.
Sarah Elizabeth Webb, a westerner, who works for a rural tribal school along the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in her article “Still Under Siege” comments that gendered oppression is an accepted norm in USA. She says:
The point, really, is that the U.S. is certainly not innocent of genderVIEW DOCUMENT
2247 words - 9 pagesArranged and Forced Marriages In Foreign Countries�Marriage, the binding partnership of a woman and man; "The Happily Ever" fairytale we quietly desired one day, and continue to wish for in the lives of our children, and generations today. The biggest decision we make, but sometimes the most uneducated one of them all. From cultural traditions to religious beliefs, we plan and arrange the Wedding Event with the hope of a lifetime of successes. In everyday life we attend social gatherings with friends, family, and colleagues, humoring each other and making statements, "Let's arrange theVIEW DOCUMENT
1459 words - 6 pagesIf we talk about marriage, what comes on your mind? Marriage is a union between a man and woman, particularly regulated by law in which they become a husband and wife. Selecting a husband and wife is one of the most important decisions of a person’s life because a marriage can bring either a happy or unhappy life. Choosing the best partner is one of the key to get a happy marriage. Talking about partners, which one do you prefer to marry, the person whom you love or arrangedmarriage, that is, your parents will choose your partner? For some people they may choose to get married with the person whom they love, which is love marriage. Actually, there are two kinds of marriage that are loveVIEW DOCUMENT
1219 words - 5 pagesThe main point of this article is facts about arrangedmarriage. This article has addressed to the audience of British society apart to British Asians. Because the writer, intended to present them the real meaning, about the arranged marriages and how it works. In addition, it gives a clear method to the part of British people who an arrangedmarriage is different from their viewpoints. The writer gave this article an obvious title, which clearly sends out what he has proposed to say to those against arranged marriages.
This is the title: Sardar, Ziauddin. (2008) “Life & Style 2008” The First Person-Family, [online] Available From: www.guardian.co.uk/ [Accessed 13 Sep 2008]: 1VIEW DOCUMENT
2672 words - 11 pagesArrangedmarriage is the union of a man and woman which is brought about by someone other than the bride and groom (“Arranged” 1). Recent research has shown that arranged marriages may have originated during the Vedic period of Indian history (Chettri 1). Although many arranged marriages generally rely on the consent of the bride and groom, in some cases, one or both of them is forced to marry without a choice and in others, they are too pressured to refuse (Reiss 1). Technically, arrangedmarriage is not forced marriage, but parents have been known to use foul methods that often resembled the latter such as bribery, threats or blackmail (Zuberi 1). Traditionally, parents began to chooseVIEW DOCUMENT
740 words - 3 pagesThe outline is included and the essay is sort of short.Marriage is "the legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife"(Encarta Encyclopedia 1998) usually entered into in order to have children. "Although marriage customs vary greatly from one culture to another, the importance of the institution is universally acknowledged."An arrangedmarriage is coupling initiated by the parents of the bride and groom. This form of marriage "…[has] been accepted almost every where [in the world] throughout history." Arranged marriages today are found mainly in the Eastern part ofVIEW DOCUMENT
891 words - 4 pagesArranged EngagementAn arrangedmarriage is a marriage that is established before involving oneself in a lengthy courtship, and often involves the arrangement of someone other than the persons getting married sometime ,it is to some point a political alliance,a solidification of one's family political and financial status . These marriages are relatively rare in our western hemisphere, but still numerous in the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia. While a love marriage is more of a free choice when the unity of two people is strictly, your choice and no one can force you to marry against yourVIEW DOCUMENT
930 words - 4 pages; freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of association.The fact of the matter is, arranged marriages are a cultural thing, and the law is very hesitant to get involved. Most commonly today, children can choose if they want to get an arrangedmarriage. If the child is lucky, the final vote will be theirs.The idea of arranged marriages is very difficult for our western countries to comprehend. In the western countries, the idea of marrying a stranger seems unnatural and odd. Most North Americans can't seem to recognize the idea of marrying an outsider. Although, this practice is generally the way things are done in Indian and Muslim countries, they will most likely continue toVIEW DOCUMENT
1096 words - 4 pagesArranged Marriages
What is an arrangedmarriage? Well in the Webster’s dictionary it is defined as a marriage where the marital partners are chosen by others based on considerations other than the pre-existing mutual attraction of the partners.
This habit has been very common in noble families, especially in reigning ones, at the scope of combining and perhaps enforcing the respective strengths of originary families (and kingdoms) of the spouses. A relevant part of history has been influenced by these unions. Arrangedmarriage is also the marriage concluded with the help of a middleman, once frequent in less cultivated social classes. In some areas it is the man who chooses his wifeVIEW DOCUMENT
579 words - 2 pagesArranged Marriages are marriages in which are organized and arranged through family and friends of either the woman or the man of the marriage. This would occur since some states in the US outlaw marriages between White and Japanese people. Arranged marriages doesn't only occur that way, becuase a lot of arranged marriages can be found throughout the world, many of them being traditional to their cultures. Some arranged marriages can be arranged at anytime, even while they are still children!Picture brides are a form ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1417 words - 6 pages“For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part”. These words, or similar, are spoken as a result of a traditional love marriage; granted at the time of the marriage, a spouse cannot leave the opposing spouse unless death is the cause. Nowadays that is not the leading cause in the separation of a couple. The American Psychological Association stated that 40 to 50 percent of traditional American marriages lead to divorce whereas 1.1 percent of arranged Indian marriages lead to divorce. In some cultures a love marriage is frowned upon because it does not guarantee a relationship. By parents arranging a relationship for their child, itVIEW DOCUMENT
1440 words - 6 pagesFind her a husband!Thesis: Even though arranged marriages have their downsides, if thought about in a logical manner, the risk taken is less than that of a love marriage.I.Disadvantages of Love Marriagesa.Basis for marriageb.Idealistic illusionII.Advantages of Arranges Marriagesa.Cultural preservationb.Maintaining social stabilityc.Willingness to changed.Parental approvalIII.Application to different circumstancesIV.ConclusionFind her a husband!VIEW DOCUMENT
944 words - 4 pagesNowadays we live in a world which is full of choices and the choice of the person you would like to merry is one of the most important one. It is really hard to decide whether this person is really “yours” or it is just the illusion. Thus, can it be a better way to have somebody who decides who will you be married to? Some people think it is unfair because person doesn’t have the right of choice but the others think that arranged marriages are a good choice. Free choice marriage is a marriage in which both partners choose each other by themselves and the choice is based on factors such as physical attraction, the desire for emotional stability, love, similar outlooks, personalitiesVIEW DOCUMENT
1346 words - 5 pagesArrangedmarriage is the idea that marriages should be arranged by the parents or other family members. This is acceptable in some parts of the world but for some it is completely out of the question. If choosing our life long partners are our most basic rights as an individual then why are arranged marriages still enforced among other nations? Arranged marriages shouldn’t be enforced because of the infringement on rights and freedom of a female and male, the boundaries it creates to diversity and the consequence of illiteracy and lack of education upon women.
The idea of enforcing an arrangedmarriage causes problems with feminists. Because the procedures involved in arranging marriagesVIEW DOCUMENT
2002 words - 8 pagesOutlineThesis Statement: Arranged marriages have different forms mostly depending on the couples country, culture and social surrounding conditions; however, not all of these forms are acceptable, successful and respectable by many societies.I.In arranged marriages, the possibility of its success is unknown and depending on the culture of the couple and the type of this arrangedmarriage.A.If the couple is from the same region or society the chances of having a successful marriage is great.B.A successful arrangedmarriage occurs when the couple respect, care, and trust for each other.C.Thesis Statement: Arranged marriages have different forms mostlyVIEW DOCUMENT
930 words - 4 pagesWhat comes to mind when you hear the words arrangedmarriage? I am sure a happy, respectful, loving relationship was not what popped into your mind. Arrange marriages are a complex subject, and the concept is perceived as a human rights issue where individuals loose the right to freedom of choice. In saying that, my initial opinion of an arrangedmarriage was not held in high regard. However, after being introduced to someone who is in the process of an arrangedmarriage; and conducting my own research; my view changed. Hence I have much regret about my naivety on the concept. This type of marriage, known as a culturally specific decision (Seth, 2008), has been confused with a forcedVIEW DOCUMENT
1219 words - 5 pagesMarriage in The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde. Oscar describes his play as A Trivia comedy for serious people. The protagonists in the play maintains being fictitious in order to escape burdensome social obligations. The play is lighthearted with flippant comments and offhand jokes, however the play contains serious undertones and social commentary about marriage and the society. Oscar Wilde in his plat portrays marriage in the Victorian Era as arranged for the upper class. Lady Bracknell is not ready to give her daughters hand in marriage to Earnest because of his social class and because he told her that he was found in a VictorianVIEW DOCUMENT
1117 words - 4 pages their mutual salvation.
The relationship between a couple is essentially a relationship of the
souls. It is not necessary that their gender roles are fixed for ever.
Some times they may switch roles and the husband may become the wife
and the wife the husband. Sometimes they may also temporarily part
their ways and come together again after one or two lives in a grand
Marriage in Hinduism is a sacred relationship. Hindu marriage
tradition recognizes seven different types of marriage, ranging from
the popularly known arranged marriages to the extremely rare and
forced marriages through abduction. Generally most of the marriages
925 words - 4 pages this day and age, arranged marriages still happen although the numbers are relatively low. Still, in marriages that are based on love, great pressure is placed on the continuation of the family via children.
In conclusion, this study shows that there are traditional differences between the U.S and Japanese cultures when it comes to views on marriage and the family unit. The U.S usually follows love and family more casually than the Japanese due to the amount of pressures placed on individuals by the status quo and past generations. Such pressures such as honor and responsibility for the family could lead to fewer divorce rates among Japanese, whereas Americans are ultimately about individual happiness, regardless of the blending effect of American marriage.
699 words - 3 pagesAccording to the author, Lizette Alvarez, in the article “Arranged Marriages Get a Little Reshuffling”, Arranged marriages are better than modern marriages and parents can choose good mates for young. First, the arrangedmarriage has changed a lot in modern time. Arranged marriages are more flexible because young people can meet several times in some public venues without family members. Parents and elders have become more lenient. Second, arranged marriages have more advantages than modern marriages. Arranged marriages can preserve religion and identity and help people to find their mates in the same social class. Arranged marriages can outlast modern marriages because couples can avoidVIEW DOCUMENT
1421 words - 6 pagesIn American culture the view on arranged marriages are not looked at very favorably. This is because we have grown up with the knowledge that when it comes time to marry we will have chosen our spouse of our own free will. The match will be a love match and one that is chosen through our own needs. Young men and women in India grow up with an opposite view on marriage. They know that when it comes time to marry their parents will find them a suitable mate and it will be considered scared and a lifelong commitment (Agence France-Presse.) A total of 74 percent of respondents from across India voted in favour of traditional "arranged" marriages, according to the poll by private televisionVIEW DOCUMENT
876 words - 4 pages are a number of issues that my observation raises. Firstly, are individuals ruled by their taught social manners to the extent that their basic human instincts are eradicated? Has the girl in the observation made a collective choice as an individual to have an arrangedmarriage or are there outside pressures on her to enter in to such a relationship?
Functionalism looks at society as a whole system and forms the idea that all parts of society are made up of different components called social institutions. These institutions hold society together and form what is known as the social structure, for example, the economy, the family, the education systemVIEW DOCUMENT
976 words - 4 pagesarranged or at least approved of/by the parents or guardians. Matters which are considered important to a matching of a bride and groom are family and caste, education and appearance, as well as astrological compatibility. A Brahma marriage involves a very complex ritual extending over many days in the past but shortened in modern times. The ceremonies are elaborate and numerous and vary according to region and caste. The marriage commitment is sealed in a short but central rite in which the couple, linked together by a knot joining the bride's sari with the groom's scarf, walk seven times around the sacred fire, each circling marked by different chanted blessings.Islam also has a strongVIEW DOCUMENT
1517 words - 6 pagesMany couples that come from a Japanese background are starting to prefer more of a western wedding than a traditional Shinto wedding. There are several reasons for couples prefer a western than Shinto wedding because they have a different views on marriage. In Japanese traditional wedding both style and culture are involved and that has been known for many years. There are two major differences between a Shinto marriage and western marriage. When a couple is in love and they decide to get married, traditionally that is a western marriage. As in a Shinto marriage, the couple is arranged and told who to marry. The parents choose the bride for the groom or choose the groom for the bride andVIEW DOCUMENT
1574 words - 6 pages worries that come with marriage. Like time, marriage has changed and we now have different expectations of marriage. Marriages could be arranged, loveless, or simply for someone to benefit from either money wise or federal wise. The one thing about marriage that has been fought over for years is gay marriage. Gay marriage, although approved in many countries, has been a struggle throughout America. With only a couple states approving gay marriage, it is still frowned upon by many. Many don’t see the true effect gay marriage could have on society in the United States. Gay marriage should be legalized because times are changing, marriage is a legal right and with gay marriage, there is anVIEW DOCUMENT
1256 words - 5 pagesMarriage is the socially recognized union of two or more people. Selecting a marriage partner is very much a culturally defined process. The rules governing selection vary widely from society to society and are more often complex. How would you go about selecting a mate? Where would you begin? What criteria would you use? When we look around the world to see how other societies deal with these questions, it is clear that the ways of selecting a mate or a marriage partner has been changed from generation to generation.
In the generation where my grandparents came from, marriages were purely arranged by the elderly. Mothers or aunts usually selected a marriage partner for their sons. MyVIEW DOCUMENT
1394 words - 6 pages Islam and are often arranged for young couples because young people think its natural to fall in love, date, get engaged, and then get married, however Muslims believe sometimes the influence of love is the intoxicated state of mind and because of this belief that is why they feel that they are more likely to work out since the parents choose carefully to make sure the couples are compatible for one another. However, the son/daughter has the right to disagree with the parent’s choice of spouse because in Islam a forced marriage is forbidden. In Hinduism, that however, has changed with time. Presently, there have been reformist movements in Hinduism on how child marriages are seen in thisVIEW DOCUMENT
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In India, most marriages are arranged by the parents of the individual and relatives. Decision-making is based on the parents’ qualifications and what they are wanting out of the future spouse for their son or daughter. Though an arrangedmarriage is based solely on the parents’ qualifications, it is becoming more prevalent for the son or daughter to ask their parents to look for certain qualifications that they, personally, would prefer. In some situations, the child will ask the parent if they can arrange a marriage with an individual whom they love or have fallen in love with. Most parents have no problem in involving their children in the decision-making when asked to do soVIEW DOCUMENT
1655 words - 7 pages cultural conflict with his presumption of Indian girls’ “simple” and traditional characteristics and of their ready subordination to American men. Parallel to Elizabeth’s assertion of her father and Darcy’s equal class standing, Lalita’s fierce rebuttal of Darcy’s assumption highlights his ignorance of the Indian culture, especially his inability to understand the Indian tradition of arrangedmarriage, as the main hindrance for a more equal interaction between Lalita and Darcy and also between America and India. By exercising film elements of characterization, camera angles, and music, Chadha uses Austen’s equality in marriage to portray traditions and modernity as equivalent authoritiesVIEW DOCUMENT
1798 words - 7 pages comes to their mind without taking the consequences into consideration. As a result of sharing everything, disputes and arguments could occur between couples.
Whether respondents agreed, disagreed or were in-between, there are several facts about arranged and traditional marriages that nobody can deny. Indeed, Michael J. Rosenfeld, who is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University, has stated on The New York Times website that love marriages and arranged marriages are not as different as we make them to be. Both of them have cons and pros. Furthermore, love marriages do not mean that the marriage last forever. In contrast, arranged marriages do not denote thatVIEW DOCUMENT
822 words - 3 pagesArrangedMarriage: For America?
Both arranged marriages and romantic marriages have good and bad points. Cultures such as India, Japan, and Ethiopia have had arranged marriages since the dawn of time. In America we allow our young adults to make their own decisions on whom to marry. Would Americans accept the practice of parents deciding whom they are going to marry without considering their wants or feelings? The answer is an emphatic NO! Americans are hopelessly romantic and fiercely believe in freedom of choice. Arranged marriages would never be accepted in American culture.
Most of the time, if not all, the decisions we make concerning marriage are based on the concept of “romanticVIEW DOCUMENT
2566 words - 10 pages, marriage in India is usually out of the control of those being wed.
One of the most common practices used in India involves arranged marriages. These rituals have been around since the fourth century. Most consider it a main part of Indian culture because it involves the social, geographic, and historical significance of those living in India. Arranged marriages first had the purpose of maintaining upper class families. Most females are married at the age of 24 and men are married in their later twenties. The arrangedmarriage rituals vary based on whether the family is of Hindu or Muslim descent, and each one has their own way of planning (.
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1667 words - 7 pages responsibility of their own children. However, above 85% of females’ answers were their mother.
Both males and females were united in opinion. The majority of the females and males believed that the differences of habits and traditions are the main reason of marriage failure. The males responded that understanding is the main factor of a successful marriage, and females did, too.
I had gotten various responses of the question on the scale with stating agree and disagree on a scale of one to seven. As an illustration, most of the males’ responses were in the middle when they agree and disagree in the same time. Only 4% were strongly agreed that arranged and traditional marriages are more likely toVIEW DOCUMENT
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Love and Marriage
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
is a novel about a Southern black woman and her
experiences through life. Janie, the main character, is
forced at a young age by her grandmother, into an
arrangedmarriage with a man named Logan. Janie is told
to learn to love Logan, but the love never comes for
Logan in Janie's heart so she leaves him. She meets a
man named Joe. Soon after they are married. Joe was
sweet at first, then his true feelings about women come
out and Janie looses her love she thought she had for
him. He soon dies after their separation. Janie then
falls in love with a man named Tea Cake. He is the man
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736 words - 3 pagesThe Roman Catholic View of Marriage
Lots of people, male and female, spend there childhoods dreaming about
the big day. White dresses, fresh flowers, big church and of course
the rings, just to name a few of the important things needing to be
arranged. People spend months preparing the big day. The list of
things to do never ends food, clothes, guest list and reception. But
how often do we stop and think about the Christian beliefs on
marriage. When did we last ask what do the rings mean? Dress mean?
Vows mean? These are just a few of the questions I will try to answer
in the following:
Catholics only have one major rule about marriage. They mayVIEW DOCUMENT
1076 words - 4 pages consequences of child marriage can have severe life problems and cause ones life to come to a sudden end in its teenage years. Not allowing the child to grow old and putting his/her life in danger, the child’s security is at risk as well. Additionally, child marriage is a violation of article 16(2) of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well, which states that “marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.”6 In other words, if one is not willing to be married and be subject to arrangedmarriage or child marriage, her or she should not be forced to. In some countries, a high proportion of girls will be married before they get the chance toVIEW DOCUMENT
1852 words - 7 pages the most common types of marriage was and in some parts of the world still is “ArrangedMarriage”. “Arrangedmarriage is a marriage where the marital partners are chosen by others, based on considerations other than the pre-existing mutual attraction of the partners.” This method was practiced especially in noble families, where two different families came together and decided that the son in one family should marry the daughter of the other. (ArrangedMarriage) Arranged marriages were done in order to combine the strengths of both families. It was like a pact between the families who, by this way shared their nobility, wealth and property. Centuries later, arranged marriages are still commonVIEW DOCUMENT
595 words - 2 pages: Love's Out". I believe that to be in a marriage two people have to love each other romantically and passionately. They have to have prior experiences together. Without love, a marriage would not work out happily. The two people would be miserable for the rest of their lives or they would get a divorce. I think that the reason for most divorces id that people do not know how to work out their problems with each other. They do not know how to communicate clearly. Also, they do not want to face their problems. Most people in modern societies hide their problems and blame others. They find it easier just to leave their troubles behind. Arranged marriages are horrible. People have to live withVIEW DOCUMENT
2875 words - 12 pagesImagine seeing a girl no older than eight years old, being forced into marriage to a man twice her age. For many girls around the world being forced into marriage to much older men is an everyday occurrence in their lives. The word “arranged” is not usually associated with the word “forced” but in cases like these the girls have no choice but to agree to marry. Arranged marriages are deeply imbedded into the cultures of some countries with girls being promised into marriage when they are as young as a month old and marrying before they reach maturity. About a third of the women married in developing countries are married before they were eighteen years of age. In Afghanistan, 43VIEW DOCUMENT
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But Katha Pollitt says that marriage should be allowed between any two human beings because it states in the constitution that everyone has equal rights. It doesn’t matter what their gender is, as long as they love and care for each other, then that’s all that matters. Society accepts heterosexuals when they commit sins, such as adultery or having a baby while underage. Gay couples can have children by adopting and the adoption rates will increase. She says that society sets bad examples and allows many other cruel things such as forced and arranged marriages. She sets forth the idea that since society accepts these kinds of things then it should accept gay marriages as well.
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1493 words - 6 pages to obey her father's commands. Arrangedmarriage was not unusual back in this time period. In 2.1, Orgon and Mariane are having a conversation about Mariane marrying Tartuffe. When Orgon asks Mariane to prove her love for him by doing anything he asks, Mariane responds by saying, “Then my obedience will be my proof.” (2.1.9). Orgon then responds several lines later, “Have it be the truth, then. It's decided.”(2.1.24). He goes on to tell her how Tartuffe is God's gift to Earth and that as a women, she should know that “Wives mold husbands, like making pies from dough.”(2.2.106). With that being said, this play views marriage as a wonderful thing when decided by the father/husband who “knowsVIEW DOCUMENT
1431 words - 6 pages inherited the
bulk of the estate. His marriage was often critical to the family's
survival because they depended on him for financial support. The
youngest son had the most freedom because he often had to make his own
fortune, because of the inheritance law and because his family did not
depend on him. A girl had less freedom over her choice because her
real future depended on this marriage. After a couple consented, the
settlements were signed and the formal church wedding was arranged.
The second form of courtship was handled for the most part by the
parties involved. After a man fell in love with a woman, he went to
ask for her hand to her family -- KeithVIEW DOCUMENT