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Arranged Marriages

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Introduction

Do you feel that arranged marriages are a good idea? Are arranged marriages a good tradition or an outdated notion? Love is a many splendored thing: well that's what I've heard. Eyes meet, birds sing, hearts beat and the world turns upside down; unless you are in a arranged marriage. Only the parents are happy, and of course we want our parents to be happy but at whose expense? For centuries arranged marriages were a tradition and in some cultures they still are. There may be a good reason why arranged marriages are good for the people in the east. However today, arranged marriages are still ongoing because it's traditional, I don't think that's a good tradition. I mean celebrating New Years Eve in Times Square New York is a good tradition. It's a good tradition because I feel and know that no one ever gets hurt celebrating New Years Eve. Arranged marriages can hurt and deny a persons certain civil rights. There are plenty of cultures where there are no such things as civil or human rights but it still doesn't make it right. ...read more.

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These children are brainwashed into believing that this is normal and that love or any other emotion is not their right but to blindly allow the wishes of their parents. We have not stepped forward in time but have fallen into biblical proportions. That may have sounded too descriptive (biblical proportions), but we have to realize that in biblical times children were married off to other family members for the purpose of continuing their ancestors and that was thousands of years ago and yet it's still happening in today's society. One might consider that arranged marriages are more like a business deal than a true marriage, often with the engaged couple being used as pawns on a chess game. Marriage should not be only a business proposition. Call me a hopeless romantic but I don't believe that two people can be truly happy together unless it was themselves who saw valuable qualities in their partner, what is more is that it completely defies the law of nature. More importantly a marriage should be based on usual trust and affection, as well as common goals. ...read more.

Conclusion

I'd be so cooped up on trying to keep my parents happy and not being able to express how I felt to anyone and would feel as if it were my duty. "If more couples were matched up through class, education, family background, life goals and earnings" That's quoted from a women called Aneela Rahman. She was on BBC's 2 programme 'Arrange Me a Marriage'. The programme was about finding a partner for each contestant she had, she had one month to match someone with another. Traditions are one thing but outdated, irrational, new age slavery is another thing, I realize that whether you marry for love or not, it can either turn out good or bad, but there should be the opportunity of choice not mandatory rule. On the whole I am against arranged marriages. I think that it is not needed to please parents and not the actual bride and groom. If you want your children to get married and fall in love then let them do it in their own time. It's not something that can be rushed into and found straight away or first time round. Love should be experienced and not just felt. ?? ?? ?? ?? Isabella Speight 4 ...read more.

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