Marriage

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Marriage In the human society, marriage is the most essential social custom. Marriage appears as a compromise between two committed individuals, also known as spouses. It is a way of creating a family and obligations. Weddings are traditional ceremonies with exchange of wedding vows and rings, which symbolize eternity and love, between the bride (woman) and the groom (man). It is practiced in many modern countries and has similar meanings as marriage. Marriage is a social bond, which requires care and understandings between the two people. As long as spouses develop together while retaining their individuality, marriage will not be a social trap. Marriage is a necessary and completing factor of the human life. If the two individuals…show more content…
(qtd. in Mill 820)
As Mill indicates, marriage should be between two equals on all facets. He describes a true love where one is on the same level as another. Women are at a huge disadvantage when it comes to physical aspect, however, men and women are equal in humanity. Virginia Woolf in “Shakespeare’s Sister” claims:
He was, it is well known, a wild boy who poached rabbits, perhaps shot a deer, and had, rather sooner than he should have done, to marry a woman in the neighborhood, who bore him a child rather quicker than was right. That escapade sent him to seek his fortune in London. He had, it seemed, a taste for the theatre; he began by holding horses at the stage door. Very soon he got work in the theatre, became a successful actor, and lived at t he hub of the universe, meeting everybody, knowing everybody, practicing his art on the boards, exercising his wits in the streets, and even getting access to the palace of the queen. (qtd. in Woolf 844-845).
Woolf outlines the difference of men and women. She demonstrates the relationships of men and women through Shakespeare and his sister. Shakespeare had freedom to achieve his
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