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The Dating Game

 

Dating & Marriage

By: Sarrah H. & Anthony F.

 

 

A Rocky Relationship

  

     India is known for its traditional and unchanging style. This can be found in its views of dating and marriage. Indian traditions started with most women having little to no control over their choice of date or spouse. Even in marriages, women were meant to be seen and not heard. Although time has changed, the traditions have stayed the same. Many of the practices have been outlawed, but since parents have the most control over their children’s lives, the traditions have continued. A love marriage, or a marriage between two people who have fallen in love without being forced, has become more common now because if a daughter elopes from her family to marry, it is insulting to the family. Dating in an arranged marriage is usually about a month or until the man is settled down and ready to support a family. In a love relationship, dating can last for a few months after college education is completed. The tug of war between the traditional arranged marriages and love marriages is very interesting. That's why it is such a great choice. Even though practices can be outlawed, the tradition is still present.

 


 

In the traditional Indian marriage, there is little difference between each family's marriage ceremonies.

 

 

 

 

In the modern Indian marriage, there is a relaxed feeling and a feeling of joy is in the atmosphere.

 

 

 

A Traditional Indian Arranged Marriage

 

PRIYA: NO! I don’t want to marry him! It’s not fair! I don’t even love him!

 

PRIYA’S FATHER: Too bad. It is your duty to marry him; it is your duty to obey me.

 

PRIYA: (in tears) I don’t love him! I want to marry my true love! He’s just as good as this man. He comes from a good family; he’s sweet and gentle and caring. Why can’t I marry him?

 

PRIYA’S FATHER: Because I said so. And you must do as I say, for I am your father. And you are my daughter. And that is the way it’s meant to be. (getting angry) Do not question the way of life! Do not question tradition!

 

PRIYA: (wailing at the top of her voice) I refuse! It’s not fair! I hate you and I hate my life! Let me marry the one I want or leave me to die! I swear, if you make me marry this despicable man, I shall kill myself on the wedding night!

 

Enter Raj.

 

RAJ: What is all of this? Sweetheart, don’t cry. Everything will be all right.

 

PRIYA: (hysterical) NO! NOTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT! I HATE YOU! I DON’T WANT TO MARRY YOU! GO AWAY, YOU FOUL SWINE! LEAVE ME TO DIE!

 

Exit Priya.

 

PRIYA’S FATHER: (yelling after Priya) YOU HAVE BESMIRCHED THE HONOR OF YOUR FAMILY! DO NOT RETURN TO THIS HOME UNTIL YOU HAVE DECIDED TO RESPECT TRADITION!

 

Exit Priya’s father, angrily.

 

RAJ: I shall follow my love Priya and steal her heart from that good-for-nothing mongrel!

 

Exit Raj.

 

 

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