Arranged Marriage 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 she wants to be part of an arrange or free-choice marriage. There are two main types of marriages that are practiced in various societies and
Bias 2: Arranged Marriages: is defined as marital union the bride and the groom is chosen by their families. The couple have no say in the decision-making progress. My Perspective of marriage is a man and a woman should have that right to choose who they would like to Marry. Nevertheless, I feel it is vital to have the support of both families. I believe people don’t embrace the similar bias for arranged marriages, like they do for polyandry.
Arranged Marriage Arranged marriage is found in various cultures and countries around the world, including Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East; having an arranged marriage is thought of as an Afghani tradition and has been a part of life for many families. The practice of arranged marriage has advantages and disadvantages; it can create more family power and give more financial security. Sadly being forced into a marriage can disrupt the independence of the engaged, most women stop their education when they become engaged resulting in many women being illiterate. This makes it impossible for them to be successful without depending on their husbands. Arranged marriage is found in many cultures throughout the modern world, though in a lot of cases it results in a happy family it can also be very limiting on women and often girls are married before they can give consent.
The vast literature dedicated to the topic of arranged marriages sheds light on the transition of perception towards marriage in diverse societies across the globe. It also discusses the influence of the western culture on the rest of the world while at the same time highlighting the conflicts created due
A common issue seen with this is the concept of arranged marriage. Some might think that this tradition only happens in third world or foreign countries. This is not the case. A journalist from Harvard, Anita Jain, writes about her difficulties and her parent’s persistence to get her married. Anita said, “My parents, in a very earnest bid to secure my eternal happiness, have been trying to marry me off to, well, just about anyone lately.” Although this could be seen as her parents trying to help her and find her a spouse, think if it was you in that position.
Khan-Ibarra makes another fantastic point that many things in the world that people wouldn’t have dreamed of ever changing, have changed. Things like how we get out news, now newspapers are becoming rarer and rarer. At least the original form of the newspaper is, while now there are hundreds of newspapers that are exclusively online. The way we receive and send business and personal letters are much different now too. Now you can send and receive a response to your letter in a fraction of the time it would take for the recipient to even receive the letter. Our world is changing because of technology and social media, becoming more productive as
Change occurs rapidly and sometimes it seems that change is the only constant. The world experiences transformation everyday, and in most cases, for the better. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee describes the beginning of a change in the mindset of common people in America during the 20th century that has greatly benefited the whole nation. Also, with the newly legalised gay marriage in the United States, our society is becoming a more equitable and fairer place for all. Lastly, with the establishment of competitions and awards such as the Google Science Fair, the power and innovation of the young are being realised and harnessed for the betterment of the world.
Arranged marriage. In the past, Arranged marriage was very common, and still is in some countries in the world. Arranged marriage is when parents choose a spouse for their sons and daughters. According to Gagoomal (2009), “Arranged marriage is broadly defined as unions in which people other than the bride and groom, typically parents or other family members, play important or decisive roles in determining who marries whom.” (p. 590). Asia and The Middle East follows this tradition and believe that marriage should come first then think about love. Some people believe in love at first sight, however, others believe that it takes time and patience to love someone and develop a relationship with them. Arranged marriage leaves their child with no choice but to marry the person they picked out for them. This may also be referred
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. These are the words of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov
Most people arrange marriages for their off springs because they think that they can find a more suitable mate for their offsprings and they believe that their offsprings should be married to someone of their own family status, the same salary and the same religion. Marriages continue to be arranged in order to enhance family resources, reputation, and alliances, and because parents and older relatives feel that they are more qualified than young people to make such decisions. In today's society parents are giving their children more power (not all the power) to make somewhat of a decision on who they're going to get married to. Some families still have strict rules on who their offsprings are going to marry but they still give
Since man began walking the earth millions of years ago we have been progressing. At first “the pace of change was so slow that entire cultural traditions replicated themselves.” (Wright, 2004, p.14) However, it quickly exploded and became a “runaway progression of change.” (Wright, 2004, p.13) We are progressing on an unprecedented level. New technologies are consistently being developed that change how we lived our lives. How we perceived the world around us and how we, in turn, impacted the world. This is not a problem if you believe in the Victorian notion of progress. “The assumption that a pattern of change exists in the history of mankind . . . that it consists of irreversible changes in one direction only, and that this direction is
The Good Ole Days The changes from the past to now is something we cannot comprehend. The update of not just technology, medicine, or even food has not just changed, but so has the lifestyle and laws. A few of those changes include work ethic, discipline, and politics. These topics have
Those individuals who are proposed of the idea of arranged marriage ask the question “whether a parent can be trusted to find the right partner for a child” (Kolker, 62). These days parents and children argue about almost every single topic let alone finding a spouse for them. It sounds weird when a mother looks for brides for her grown son. But, marriage “as we understand it,
Change is a terrifying prospect. The idea that things you know, and are used to, could shift, gradually or slowly, is frightening, and leaves most wondering what the future will hold. That uncertainty key, and something humanity seems to try and avoid. Even at our oldest roots however, adaptation and change must happen in order to survive. This doesn’t just count for physical things, or pure survival, but also for our cultural sanity, so to speak. Our piece of mind must be maintained as well; what is viewed as good or what makes one happy has to shift.
For Better or for Worse My parents had a choice to marry for love, but, unfortunately, their parents did not. Imagine the world where family members or close friends chose your spouse based on their expectations. Should this be the way to go about marriage, or does this hinder a person’s ability to live for themselves? In India alone, around 90% of marriages are arranged by their families (CNN). They would choose who ever they believe would best fit the person, but not necessarily love them (Queano). Although arranged marriage is a custom in many countries, is it the right thing to do? People deserve the right to choose for themselves whom they will marry. Marriage is about love and finding the right person that makes you the happiest, rather than someone who’s just there for your benefit.