Summary Of The Controversy Of Arranged Marriages

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The Controversy of Arranged Marriages Arranged Marriages has been common in different cultures for many years. Usually marriages were arranged by parents, grandparents or other relatives. “When marriage is an important goal in a culture, preparation takes form of tacit socialization by parents in terms of attitudes, values, and skills. Parents make it a priority to prepare their children for marriage”(Bowman). From a culture that arranges, a parent’s point of view is deeply important. Arranged marriages started out in ancient societies and were influenced by many cultures.
Since females would have no freedom, they sometimes would not have a choice with the spouses that their parents arranged, but this practice has evolved over time. In today’s world, arranged marriages may work or not; based on different cultures, controversies, and …show more content…

In the article, “How love emerges in arranged marriages” by Robert Epstein, He does an two cultural study on couples who have experienced arranged marriage. “On average, participants estimated their level of love at the time they were married to 3.9 on a scale of 1 to 10”(Epstein). Interestingly, this proves that if you are arranged with someone, possibly you wouldn't be happy for many reasons. For example, Romeo & Juliet; a play about two teenagers who fall instantly in love, that take outrageous challenges over their families feud. We see that Juliet did not want to marry Paris but, she had no choice because her parents Lord Capulet & Lady Capulet made an agreement to the proposal. Robert have interviewed the couples to determine if their love have grown weaker or stronger using facts from “Journal of Comparative Family Studies” and comparing them to scientific possibilities. “The average increase in love reported by women was 5.2, whereas the average increase in love reported by men was 4.1; the difference was not satisfactory.”(Epstein). what if the arranged couples that took

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