History Main / ArrangedMarriage

27th Apr '17 2:11:32 AM defciggy
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** On a less terrifying note, arranged marriages between consenting adults are common in the more secular Muslim-majority countries, such as Turkey, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Central Asian countries like Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, although child marriage still occurs, if less prevalent. As a general rule, the higher the socioeconomic status, the more likely it is that marriages involving teenagers and children are looked down upon, if not outright abhorred.


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** On a less terrifying note, arranged marriages between consenting adults are common in the (nominally) more secular Muslim-majority countries, such as Turkey, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Central Asian countries like Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, although child marriage still occurs, if less prevalent. As a general rule, the higher the socioeconomic status, the more likely it is that marriages involving teenagers and children are looked down upon, if not outright abhorred.

27th Apr '17 2:08:57 AM defciggy
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* Seen in Islamic countries, specially the Middle East:

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* Seen in Islamic countries, specially particularly in the Middle East:




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** On a less terrifying note, arranged marriages between consenting adults are common in the more secular Muslim-majority countries, such as Turkey, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Central Asian countries like Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, although child marriage still occurs, if less prevalent. As a general rule, the higher the socioeconomic status, the more likely it is that marriages involving teenagers and children are looked down upon, if not outright abhorred.

24th Apr '17 2:06:15 AM iroanxi
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* ''Roleplay/ThereIsNoGATEWeDidNotFightThere'': Betrothals and arranged marriage are perfectly common and expected amongst the nobles of the Empire. Kytheus is expected to eventually be married to a Lady of another province to secure supplies and an alliance for Rhavenfell.
** The choice of Kytheus' eventual main wife was left to the players of the quest in a poll that listed each of the advantages that would come with them. The Quest GM also wrote a number of interludes from the perspectives of each possible spouse in order to showcase their personalities. The resulting arguments and deliberations were....''heated'' to say the least.
20th Apr '17 6:36:48 AM jamespolk
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* Many of the works of Creator/YasujiroOzu, considered to be one of the three undisputed masters of Japanese Cinema, deal with this, including his famed "Noriko" trilogy: ''Late Spring'', ''Early Summer'', ''Film/TokyoStory''.

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* Many of the works of Creator/YasujiroOzu, considered to be one of the three undisputed masters of Japanese Cinema, deal with this, including his famed "Noriko" trilogy: ''Late Spring'', ''Film/LateSpring'', ''Early Summer'', ''Film/TokyoStory''.
12th Apr '17 5:27:06 PM BB8ForPresident
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* The 2004 Czech film, ''Želary'', puts an interesting spin on this trope. The main character, [[CityMouse Eliska]], works for an [[LaResistance underground resistance movement]] in the Nazi-occupied city of Prague, Czechoslovakia. When her conspirators are captured, the resistance sends her to a remote mountain village with a new identity to hide from the Gestapo. To keep her under the radar, she is ordered to marry one of the local farmers to avoid attracting attention. She is understandably pissed off about this arrangement and acts coldly towards her intended. Of course, the man she marries is quiet, kind and chivalrous, so there's only [[UndercoverAsLovers so many directions]] [[WillTheyOrWontThey that their relationship]] [[LoveEpiphany could go]].

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* The 2004 Czech film, ''Želary'', ''Želary'', puts an interesting spin on this trope. The main character, [[CityMouse Eliska]], works for an [[LaResistance underground resistance movement]] in the Nazi-occupied city of Prague, Czechoslovakia. When her conspirators are captured, the resistance sends her to a remote mountain village with a new identity to hide from the Gestapo. To keep her under the radar, she is ordered to marry one of the local farmers to avoid attracting attention. She is understandably pissed off about this arrangement and acts coldly towards her intended. Of course, the man she marries is quiet, kind and chivalrous, so there's only [[UndercoverAsLovers so many directions]] [[WillTheyOrWontThey that their relationship]] [[LoveEpiphany could go]].



** The backstory of the series involved a failed ArrangedMarriage between Lord Robert Baratheon and Lady Lyanna Stark whose betrothal was derailed when Lyanna was [[{{AmbiguousSituation}} kidnapped and/or ran off with]] Prince Rhaeger. (Who broke his own arranged marriage to his wife Elia Martell in the process). The nature of Robert and Lyanna's match is also complicated, Robert believed himself to be genuinely in love with her, but Lyanna doubted they'd be happy together because he of his unfaithfulness, and in present day her brother Ned acknowledges that Robert didn't truly know her.
** The series itself starts with the betrothal of Lady Sansa (Ned and Catelyn's daughter) and Prince Joffrey (Robert and Cersei's son) to try and "redo" the failed Robert and Lyanna match. Sansa is initially besotted with Joffrey and believes it to be a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage, not realizing Joffrey is a sadistic psychopath. [[spoiler: By the time she figures out his true colours and that he's not even Robert's proper son, she's forced to remain betrothed to him while a prisoner at his court in a much darker version of this trope. Ironically, at the same time, Sansa's sister Arya Stark, is on the run with Robert Baratheon's actual (bastard) son Gendry and they develop a genuine Stark-Baratheon bond in a vastly different way than Robert expected, far removed from arrangements between noble houses.]]

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** The backstory of the series involved a failed ArrangedMarriage between Lord Robert Baratheon and Lady Lyanna Stark whose betrothal was derailed when Lyanna was [[{{AmbiguousSituation}} kidnapped and/or ran off with]] Prince Rhaeger. (Who broke his own arranged marriage to his wife Elia Martell in the process). The nature of Robert and Lyanna's match is also complicated, Robert believed himself to be genuinely in love with her, but Lyanna doubted they'd be happy together because he of his unfaithfulness, and in present day her brother Ned acknowledges that Robert didn't truly know her.
** The series itself starts with the betrothal of Lady Sansa (Ned and Catelyn's daughter) and Prince Joffrey (Robert and Cersei's son) to try and "redo" the failed Robert and Lyanna match. Sansa is initially besotted with Joffrey and believes it to be a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage, not realizing Joffrey is a sadistic psychopath. [[spoiler: By the time she figures out his true colours and that he's not even Robert's proper son, she's forced to remain betrothed to him while a prisoner at his court in a much darker version of this trope. Ironically, at the same time, time Sansa's going through this her sister Arya Stark, is on the run with Robert Baratheon's actual (bastard) illegitimate but actually biological son Gendry and they develop a genuine Stark-Baratheon bond in a vastly different way than Robert anyone expected, far removed from arrangements between noble houses.]]
12th Apr '17 12:48:07 PM Derkhan
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* In the novella ''Literature/ATasteOfHoney'', Aqib has made his peace with the idea that his father will choose his future wife, as the latter married for love and brought down the family's standing, making it Aqib's duty to better it again through a properly arranged marriage. This is exactly what happens when a proposal from the Sovereign House arrives and Aqib marries the Blessèd Femysade, [[spoiler: even though he has to be beaten by the Corporal into agreeing to the marriage]]. While not a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage, Aqib arranges himself with his fate and loves Femysade in a way, eventually.
7th Apr '17 5:53:48 AM gb00393
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* These are a common political tool in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' among the nobility of Westeros. Some are happy, such as Ned and Catelyn, and others are not, such as Robert and Cersei. Many are against the will of one or both parties, such as Daenerys and Drogo or Tyrion and Sansa. The political consequences also make breaking a marriage pact SeriousBusiness. In fact, this is what gets Robb Stark murdered as he had an agreement with Lord Frey to marry one of his daughters and breaks the betrothal in "Valar Morghulis" by marrying Talisa Maegyr.

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* These are a common political tool in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' among the nobility of Westeros. Some are happy, such as Ned and Catelyn, and others are not, such as Robert and Cersei. Many are against the will of one or both parties, such as Daenerys and Drogo or Tyrion and Sansa. The political consequences also make breaking a marriage pact SeriousBusiness. In fact, this is what gets Robb Stark murdered as he had an agreement with Lord Frey to marry one of his daughters and breaks the betrothal in "Valar Morghulis" by marrying Talisa Maegyr. Arranged marriages happen to Sansa so often that she's basically pimped out to unconsummated marriages. First, there is Joffrey, which she views as a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage until he shows his true colours. After Joffrey repudiates her, the Tyrells plan to marry Sansa to Loras for her claim to Winterfell. When Tywin finds out, he declares that she shall marry Tyrion instead, which she does, as mentioned above, unwillingly. Seeing as the both of them are soon on the run and neither had bothered to consummate the marriage, no one in Westeros seems to really acknowledge or care as to whether or not she is still married to him. When Tyrion is in serious danger of being executed, her Aunt Lysa begins to plan a marriage with Robin Arryn. Later, Lord Baelish and Lord Bolton marry her to Ramsay after the bastard is made heir to Winterfell.
1st Apr '17 7:01:01 PM BB8ForPresident
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** The backstory of the series involved a failed ArrangedMarriage between Lord Robert Baratheon and Lady Lyanna Stark whose betrothal was derailed when Lyanna was [[{{AmbiguousSituation}} kidnapped and/or ran off with]] Prince Rhaeger. (Who broke his own arranged marriage to his wife Elia Martell in the process). The nature of Robert and Lyanna's match is also complicated, Robert believed himself to be genuinely in love with her, but Lyanna seemed to doubt how happy they'd be together as she knew he'd never be faithful, and in present day her brother Ned acknowledges that Robert didn't truly know her.
** The series itself starts with the betrothal of Lady Sansa (Ned and Catelyn's daughter) and Prince Joffrey (Robert and Cersei's son) to try and "redo" the failed Robert and Lyanna match. Sansa is initially besotted with Joffrey and believes it to be a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage, not realizing Joffrey is a sadistic psychopath. [[spoiler: By the time she figures out his true colours and that he's not even Robert's proper son, she's forced to remain betrothed to him while a prisoner at his court in a much darker version of this trope. Ironically, at the same time Sansa's younger sister Arya Stark, is on the run with Robert Baratheon's actual (bastard) son and develops a genuine Stark-Baratheon friendship in a vastly different way than Robert expected.]]

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** The backstory of the series involved a failed ArrangedMarriage between Lord Robert Baratheon and Lady Lyanna Stark whose betrothal was derailed when Lyanna was [[{{AmbiguousSituation}} kidnapped and/or ran off with]] Prince Rhaeger. (Who broke his own arranged marriage to his wife Elia Martell in the process). The nature of Robert and Lyanna's match is also complicated, Robert believed himself to be genuinely in love with her, but Lyanna seemed to doubt how happy doubted they'd be happy together as she knew he'd never be faithful, because he of his unfaithfulness, and in present day her brother Ned acknowledges that Robert didn't truly know her.
** The series itself starts with the betrothal of Lady Sansa (Ned and Catelyn's daughter) and Prince Joffrey (Robert and Cersei's son) to try and "redo" the failed Robert and Lyanna match. Sansa is initially besotted with Joffrey and believes it to be a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage, not realizing Joffrey is a sadistic psychopath. [[spoiler: By the time she figures out his true colours and that he's not even Robert's proper son, she's forced to remain betrothed to him while a prisoner at his court in a much darker version of this trope. Ironically, at the same time time, Sansa's younger sister Arya Stark, is on the run with Robert Baratheon's actual (bastard) son Gendry and develops they develop a genuine Stark-Baratheon friendship bond in a vastly different way than Robert expected.expected, far removed from arrangements between noble houses.]]



** [[spoiler: As part of the same agreement, Arya is promised to Elmar Frey. A rather dubious example as Arya is on the run at the time and no one involved in negotiating the match even knows if she's still alive to fulfill the deal. Robb also wryly comments that "Arya won't like that [the marriage] one bit" and her other brother Bran says outright that she'll never go along with it. Ironically, Arya later runs into her betrothed and is unimpressed by his wallowing over his "lost Princess" and tells him she hopes she dies.]]

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** [[spoiler: As part of the same agreement, Arya agreement Arya, his little sister, is promised to Elmar Frey. A rather dubious example as Arya is on the run at the time and no one involved in negotiating the match even knows if she's still alive to fulfill the deal. Robb also wryly comments that "Arya won't like that [the marriage] one bit" and her other brother Bran says outright that [[{{RebelliousPrincess}} she'll never go along with it. it]]. Ironically, Arya (still disguised as a commoner) later runs into her betrothed and is unimpressed by his wallowing over his "lost Princess" and tells him she hopes she dies.]]



** It should be noted that ''any'' marriage agreement given focus in this series, instigated for any reason whatsoever, will find a path to lead directly to bloodshed. Backing out and sending the other party into a tiff, calling the heirs' legitimacy into question through sneaking around, sitting next to your wife just in time for the GambitRoulette wheel to clunk into place... The only exception is Ned and Catelyn... except for the little fact that Catelyn's other suitor was [[MagnificentBastard Petyr Baelish.]]

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** It should be noted that ''any'' marriage agreement given focus in this series, instigated for any reason whatsoever, will find a path to lead directly to bloodshed. Backing out and sending the other party into a tiff, calling the heirs' legitimacy into question through sneaking around, sitting next to your wife just in time for the GambitRoulette wheel to clunk into place...place. The only exception is Ned and Catelyn... except for the little fact that Catelyn's other suitor was [[MagnificentBastard Petyr Baelish.]]
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** [[spoiler: Lady Margaery Tyrell is a much more proactive and willing example, as she helps organize multiple arranged marriages for herself - first to Renly Baratheon, then Joffrey Lannister and finally his younger brother Tommen - in order to secure her Queenship. She's incredibly pragmatic about the whole thing - including not minding that Renly is gay, Joffrey is sadistic and Tommen is half her age - and capable of manipulating all three of them. The only problem is they keep dying on her.]]
** [[spoiler: Princess Myrcella Baratheon and Trystane Martell are a more conventional arranged-as-children case and are given several years to get to know each other when Myrcella is sent to his family court in Dorne. In a miraculously happy example they actually develop mutual affection for each other and seem happy with the match.]]

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** [[spoiler: Lady Margaery Tyrell is a much more proactive and willing example, as she helps organize multiple arranged marriages for herself - first to Renly Baratheon, Baratheon [[spoiler: then Joffrey Lannister and finally his younger brother Tommen - in order to secure her Queenship. She's incredibly pragmatic about the whole thing - including not minding that Renly is gay, Joffrey is sadistic and Tommen is half her age - and capable of manipulating all three of them. The only problem is they keep dying on her.]]
** [[spoiler: Princess Myrcella Baratheon and Trystane Martell are a more conventional arranged-as-children case and are given several years to get to know each other when Myrcella is sent to his family court in Dorne. In a miraculously happy example they actually develop mutual affection for each other and seem happy with the match.]]
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** The series itself starts with the betrothal of Lady Sansa (Ned and Catelyn's daughter) and Prince Joffrey (Robert and Cersei's son in an attempt to "redo" the failed Robert and Lyanna match. Sansa is initially besotted with Joffrey and believes it to be a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage, not realizing Joffrey is a sadistic psychopath. [[spoiler: By the time she figures our his true colours and that he's not even Robert's proper son, her father has been killed and she's forced to remain betrothed to him while a prisoner at his court in a much darker version of this trope. Ironically, Sansa's younger sister Arya Stark at this point has escaped her place as a noblewoman and is on the run with Robert Baratheon's actual (bastard) son, building a friendship that is much more how Robert wanted to redo his failed match with Lyanna.]]
** [[spoiler: Sansa's betrothal to Joffrey is eventually dissolved and she's forced into ''different'' arranged marriage with Tyrion Lannister, a deformed dwarf whose old enough to be her father. (Who isn't happy about the situation either). This marriage actually goes ahead although thankfully Tyrion doesn't force her to consummate the marriage and is actually one of the kinder people at court.]]

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** The series itself starts with the betrothal of Lady Sansa (Ned and Catelyn's daughter) and Prince Joffrey (Robert and Cersei's son in an attempt son) to try and "redo" the failed Robert and Lyanna match. Sansa is initially besotted with Joffrey and believes it to be a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage, not realizing Joffrey is a sadistic psychopath. [[spoiler: By the time she figures our out his true colours and that he's not even Robert's proper son, her father has been killed and she's forced to remain betrothed to him while a prisoner at his court in a much darker version of this trope. Ironically, at the same time Sansa's younger sister Arya Stark at this point has escaped her place as a noblewoman and Stark, is on the run with Robert Baratheon's actual (bastard) son, building son and develops a genuine Stark-Baratheon friendship that is much more how in a vastly different way than Robert wanted to redo his failed match with Lyanna.expected.]]
** [[spoiler: Sansa's betrothal to Joffrey is eventually dissolved and she's forced into ''different'' arranged marriage with Tyrion Lannister, a deformed dwarf whose old enough to be her father. (Who isn't happy about the situation either). This marriage actually goes ahead although thankfully Tyrion doesn't force her to consummate the marriage it and is actually one of the kinder kindest people at court.]]
** [[spoiler: Sansa gets hit with yet ''another'' arrangement after escaping Kings Landing, and she's betrothed to Harry Hardying, (second in line to Lord of the Vale) while masquerading as Petyr Baelish's bastard daughter.
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** [[spoiler: Later on most of Westeros believes that Arya is forced into a - horrifically abusive - arranged marriage with Ramsay Bolton who has taken over her family's lordship of the North. However "Arya" is actually imposter Jeyne Poole, who the Bolton's forced into pretending to be Arya. Arya is yet again unaware of the match having left the country all together.]]
** [[spoiler: Lady Margaery Tyrell is a much more proactive and willing example, as she helps organize multiple arranged marriages for herself - first to Renly Baratheon, then Joffrey Lannister and finally his younger brother Tommen - in order to secure her Queenship. She's incredibly pragmatic about the whole thing - including not minding that Renly is gay, Joffrey is sadistic and Tommen is half her age - and capable of manipulating all three of them. The only problem is they keep dying on her.]]
** [[spoiler: Princess Myrcella Baratheon and Trystane Martell are a more conventional arranged-as-children case and are given several years to get to know each other when Myrcella is sent to his family court in Dorne. In a miraculously happy example they actually develop mutual affection for each other and seem happy with the match.]]
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