discussion 17 - lived happily ever after” idealistic...

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Anjula Razdan presents a reasonable argument for arranged marriages in her article “What’s love got to do with it?”. While Anjula elaborates on the traditionalistic eastern marriages, Anjula’s social status and the family relations are stressed. She finds that unacceptable from her thoughts on life, love and liberty. She has practically no clue on how people can marry and then fall in love while having morals and values of the western culture. Anjula was puzzled over her parents opinion about dating and how elders could decide whom you should marry and fall in love with. However, she is even more troubled with the fact that western marriages also struggle at the end of the day, proven by the high rate of divorces. She’s unable to grasp the fact that why “they
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Unformatted text preview: lived happily ever after” idealistic policy of the western love does not actually occur even when people choose their partners after falling in love. The fact that so many arranged marriages lead to enduring love also adds to the confusion. “The point of the Western romantic ideal is to live “happily ever after,” yet nearly half of all marriages in this country end in divorce, and the number of never-married adults grows each year”. At the end, she does find out that it might be a matter of chance, in her words “toss of the coin” and either could be possible. She arrives to the conclusion that getting married is not all about falling in love. Love is not all about getting married at the end of the day either....
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