Effects And Relevance Of Contractual Relationships

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Effects and Relevance of Contractual Relationships in Don Quixote Contracts govern almost every aspect of friendships, marriages, and every type of relationship in modern day society. Relationships are generally seen as just a medium for two people to share their affections, not as a contract. But this viewpoint on relationships does not display all of the intricacies involved in forming and maintaining a relationship. Looking at a broader definition of a relationship as “the way in which two or more concepts, objects or people are connected, or the state of being connected” [1] allows for many reasons to be used to form, or contract, a relationship. Certain relationship contracts are legally binding, like marriage certificates and divorce filings. Other contracts are more similar to mutual agreements, where one person will perform services or alter their behavior and in return will receive something they desire from the other member of the relationship. For example, a parent might promise to give their child ice cream in exchange for the child receiving good grades. Also, in a marital relationship a wife may agree to do the dishes if the husband will mow the grass. Many types of contractual relationships can be seen within Miguel Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote. Many characters and stories in this novel exemplify the effects of contractual relationships and can be related to modern day relationships.
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