The Pros And Cons Of Arranged Marriage

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"Marriage: love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. Til' death do us part is the length" (Weaver). Arranged marriages are unlikely to be successful if there lacks love or passion between the partners. Based on several sources, it is clear that arranged marriages can result in negative outcomes and should not be used. In the article The Marriage Business by Jemima Kahn, the insights of arranged marriages are shown as a thorough process that does not include love as the first priority. "We're finding people on a level playing field. Not only do the two individuals need to be similar so do their families, in terms of values, education and income" (Parag). A 'normal' marriage is between 2 people that love and care for one another and whom promise to spend the rest of their lives together. However, in an…show more content…
For example, Lady Capulet told Juliet to marry Paris and she said, "He will not make me a joyful bride...I pray to you, tell my lord and father, madam, I will not marry yet." (iii.v.117-121). No one should ever be forced into a marriage. When a forced marriage occurs, there is no connection between the partners because they do not wish to make a life-long commitment with one another. Juliet's parents should have listened to her but instead, they added even more pressure on her. For instance, Lord Capulet heard of Juliet's plan to not marry and said, "Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday, Or never after look me in the face." (iii.v.160-163). Juliet was desperate to not marry Paris so she and Friar Lawrence created a plan that would allow her to run away with Romeo. Because everything did not go according to plan, the marriage caused Juliet, Romeo and their families to suffer. Forced marriages can create unfortunate outcomes due to a partner's desire to not

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