Parents from Elizabethan Era arranged marriage so their family can gain power. Parents in the modern day and form Elizabethan Era are really similar that they still look at the general quality when looking for an arranged marriage, for example they still look at each other’s reputation, wealth, appearance, religion, and their medical history. Usually the parent put their childrens in two position forced or traditional arranged marriage, but forced one are rather rare. During Elizabethan Era when the parents usually want their child to marry someone they usually just persuade them and not by force. Today parent in more modern areas don’t persuade their children usually the children goes to the parent.
If more people new how marriages were dealt with back then they will surely appreciate the great privilege they have on making their own decisions. Although here in the United States and in other countries people are allowed to make their own decisions on how to manage their marriage which in other countries they don’t allow this and they have kept their traditions. During the early BC years the upper class would use marriages to bring the bride and groom’s family more wealth and power and a marriage would have nothing to do with love or religion. Even the lower class women had no say in their marriages and were also arranged. Most marriages were arranged by the bride and grooms family.
Traditionally, parents began to choose children’s future spouse because, as said in an article on GoodTherapy.org, “some cultures believe that the choice of a child’s spouse is best made by his or her parents.” (1). The purpose of arranged marriage varies, the three traditional purposes were to help families politically, militarily, and socially (“Arranged” 1). Often in history, the nobility considered their children to be a useful form of currency that was used to secure their families into a higher position. Arranged marriage was used to seal bonds between families and bring two powers together. It was also seen as an extremely useful way to seal many deals such as support gain from other families or trading rights from others.
Love is believed to be a product of the marriage, rather than a process that leads to marriage. Without mutual understanding, how is a couple supposed to live their whole lives together? Arranged marriages seem logical on paper and in thought, but in reality can lead to dangerous relationships. However, the logic behind an arranged marriage can benefit the modern relationship, which fosters from love. Arranged marriages are formed by a third party, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ving An Arranged Marriage - And The Cost."
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Once a woman was married the rest of her life was planned out for her: the social status of her children, the daily tasks she had to perform, property relations, companionship and particularly her financial stability were all dictated by who she married ( ). Because of these reasons it was especially common at the time to marry a man who would provide the most luxurious lifestyle, or marry a wealthy man. In Sense and Sensibility, Austen proves this to be true when she retorts that, “Certainly there can be no difference; for Robert will no... ... middle of paper ... ...decision. Despite the popular belief in Regency Era England that marriage was only for financial reasons, readers of Austen’s novel can recognize that marrying for love was not a bad thing. At one point in her life Jane Austen was faced with the option of marriage to a handsome young man who was “the heir to a large estate” (Sullivan 109).