Romeo And Juliet Arranged Marriage Analysis

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Much like in Romeo and Juliet, an arranged marriage can be seen when Lord Capulet decides that Juliet should marry Count Paris regardless of the fact that she doesn’t like him and is already married to her one and only true love Romeo. Most of the time the father is seen choosing for his daughter. This is still seen today in some cultures where the young girl is forced to be married to a person she has never met. The child can be married at the age of 15 or higher. Arranged marriages by parents shouldn’t be allowed because it increases the risk of suicide, it determines if a person must move back to the country where their parents live, and it causes depression in women. Suicide is a serious topic to talk about. Medical studies show that more women commit suicide in arranged marriages. In the article,” Where Arranged Marriages Are Customary, Suicides Grow More Common” the author states that 16 year old Jenna Merza says her father walked out of the room to make a pot of tea. She began to make soft cries when she pulled her brother Glock pistol up to her. She didn’t realize that it was loaded. She pulled the trigger and shot herself in the abdomen all because Jenna Merza didn’t want to get married yet to a young man. Moving back to a country with an…show more content…
How Lord Capulet wants Juliet to marry Count Paris. However she says she is married to Romeo. In the end she tells her father that she will marry Paris but the night before she shall drink a potion that Friar Lawrence made for her. It makes it seem she is dead. Romeo believes this and drinks poison to be with her.Juliet wakes to find Romeo dead and kills herself with his dagger. We see what can happen in all of these situations. Arranged marriages by parents shouldn’t be allowed because it increases the risk of suicide, it determines if a person must move back to the country where their parents live, and it causes depression in
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