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1,369 wordsMarriage is the socially recognized union of two or more people. Selecting a marriage partner is very much a culturally defined process. The rules governing selection vary widely from society to society and are more often complex. How would you go about selecting a mate? Where would you begin? What criteria would you use? When we look around the world to see how other societies deal with these questions, it is clear that the ways of selecting a mate or a marriage partner has been changed from ge...
Study Of Arranged Marriages An Arranged Marriage
1,870 wordsA Study of Arranged Marriages An Arranged Marriage refers to a situation in which marriage partners are chosen primarily by someone other than the partners themselves. These other persons are usually parents, but they may also be other kin, a matchmaker, or an agency. Because the marriage partners may or may not be consulted, this situation implies a strong sense of family loyalty. (Patricia Uberoi, p. 15) An arranged marriage is a type of mate selection in which the individual getting married h...
883 wordsArranged Marriage: For America? Both arranged marriages and romantic marriages have good and bad points. Cultures such as India, Japan, and Ethiopia have had arranged marriages since the dawn of time. In America we allow our young adults to make their own decisions on whom to marry. Would Americans accept the practice of parents deciding whom they are going to marry without considering their wants or feelings? The answer is an emphatic NO! Americans are hopelessly romantic and fiercely believe i...
More Traditional Arranged Marriages
1,079 wordsArranged Marriages What is an arranged marriage? Well in the Webster's dictionary it is defined as a marriage where the marital partners are chosen by others based on considerations other than the pre-existing mutual attraction of the partners. This habit has been very common in noble families, especially in reigning ones, at the scope of combining and perhaps enforcing the respective strengths of families (and kingdoms) of the spouses. A relevant part of history has been influenced by these uni...
Lindo And Tyan Yu
720 wordsIn the olden days in China, they had arranged marriages in order to avoid the incompatibilities of astrological signs. Today, we have the option of choice when it comes to whom we love. In the Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, Lindo Jong's marriage is set at the age of two. She was told that one day she would be wed to Tyan-yu. An arranged marriage may be a basis for close friendship and even a love, as one would refer to a sibling or close friend. However, if your spouse is not someone that you loved i...
Custom Of Arranged Marriages
938 wordsIn this study, I studied the topic of arranged marriages. Some of the areas that I covered were the history of arranged marriages, the future of them, what is in involved in the process as well as how people feel about them in today's society. I followed 3 methods of research. The first was reading through books and journals as well as searching on the Internet for other people's theories and background information on this topic. The second method was conducting a survey that led me to see how n...
Traditional Arranged Marriage
1,113 wordsArranged For Better or Worse Everyone knows how hard it is to find a mate for marriage. Having said that, each person is free to decide how the mate selection will take place. Some people would rather conduct this selection by themselves, without any help, while others prefer to get help from an outside source, like their parents or a matchmaker. Before continuing it is wise to make a distinction between the traditional arranged marriage and the modern definition of an arranged marriage. The arr...
Important Part Of An Arranged Marriage
1,097 wordsARRANGED MARRA IGES ESSAY ONE Arranged marriage is a concept that does not take precedence in the United States, where love marriages are most popular. In this presentation we will explore the reasons for arranged marriages and look at the process that goes on. Our group will also relate this topic to such anthropological terms such as dowry and joint family system. Our goal is to help others understand that no matter how different arranged marriages may seem to Americans, they love, procreate a...
Aadam And Naseem's Marriage
768 wordsArranged Marriage In Midnights Children Essay, Research Arranged Marriage In Midnights Children "Arranged Marriages in Midnight's Children' An element of Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie that I particularly enjoyed was the recurring theme of loving someone in pieces. There are two instances where this is prevalent, one being the interaction between Aadam Aziz and Naseem Ghana. It is stated that: "In short: my grandfather had fallen in love, and had come to think of the perforated sheet as ...
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