In beowulf it is believed that king finns wife was an

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In Beowulf it is believed that King Finns wife was an arranged marriage, and that it was arranged in order to settle a feud. Arranged marriages relates to Beowulf through the echo of King Hrothgar's plan for his daughter Freawaru. Hrothgar’s marriage to Wealhtheow could also be explained as an arranged marriage. In all instances of Beowulf arranged marriages are for the royalty and pan out from some delima in which the child is used as some form of token to rid the royalty of a burden or increase their personal wealth. In Morte d’Arthur arranged marriages are more controversial are seen as not fully consensual, or rather the knowledge of the church's objection is more pronounced. It is recounted of times where marriage was at the discretion of the parents. The church's views however are that
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of a mutual consent and that love should be present before marriage. The preaching of courtship then love then marriage in pronounced in Morte d’Arthur, but as known throughout history hypocrisy is common for royalty. In both instances in historical novels even though arranged marriages was not something highly sought after from the church's viewpoint, it was still a common practice for upper class/royalty use as a form of self gain without regard to the children. Their justification maybe that it is also for the betterment of the child and it is an arrangement to keep the child in a royal family and also a way of combining what was considered dominant genes.
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Works Cited Heaney, Seamus (translator). “Beowulf.” The Norton Anthology of Western Literature. Punchier, Martin. W.W. Norton, New York, 2014, pp. 1230-1305
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