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20th May '18 4:54:37 PM Guide
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* Creator/JRRTolkien's own romance, which became the basis for the story of Beren and Lúthien. Tolkien met Edith Bratt at 16 and 19 respectively and fell in love, but his guardian Father Morgan later forbade contact between them until Tolkien became a legal adult at 21. He wrote her on the evening his twenty-first birthday and found out she was engaged to another man. She broke it off, though, when she learned he hadn't forgotten, her and accepted Tolkien's marriage proposal. Tolkien described their troubled courtship in considerable detail in a letter to their son, acknowledging that his guardian had a point as 'Falling in love, even a true and lasting love' is not really a Good Thing for a young man who should be concentrating on his education. Tolkien also emphasized that Edith had made him no promises and was completely free. Had she chosen to go through with her fist engagement he, Tolkien, would have had no grounds for complaint

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* Creator/JRRTolkien's own romance, which became the basis for the story of Beren and Lúthien. Tolkien met Edith Bratt at 16 and 19 respectively and fell in love, but his guardian Father Morgan later forbade contact between them until Tolkien became a legal adult at 21. He wrote her on the evening his twenty-first birthday and found out she was engaged to another man. She broke it off, though, when she learned he hadn't forgotten, her forgotten her, and accepted Tolkien's marriage proposal. Tolkien described their troubled courtship in considerable detail in a letter to their son, acknowledging that his guardian had a point as 'Falling in love, even a true and lasting love' is not really a Good Thing for a young man who should be concentrating on his education. Tolkien also emphasized that Edith had made him no promises and was completely free. Had she chosen to go through with her fist engagement he, Tolkien, would have had no grounds for complaintcomplaint.
30th Mar '18 10:22:59 PM tv1995
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', Fiona has already married Shrek, and the king tries to get rid of him, partly because he doesn't approve on his own and partly because Fairy Godmother is manipulating him to put her own son Prince Charming on the throne.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', Fiona has already married Shrek, and the king tries to get rid of him, partly because he doesn't approve on his own and partly because Fairy Godmother is manipulating him to put her own son Prince Charming on the throne. He later changes his mind after seeing how Fiona only loves Shrek and not Charming and does not wish to impede upon her free will.
16th Mar '18 10:15:46 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Subverted in ''Theatre/TheTempest'': [[TheChessmaster Prospero]] seems to vehemently disapprove of [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter his daughter]] Miranda's budding romance with Prince Ferdinand, only to reveal that [[StealthMentor he had them pegged for each other all along]] and that his disapproval was a SecretTestOfCharacter mixed with GenreSavvy.

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** Subverted in ''Theatre/TheTempest'': [[TheChessmaster Prospero]] seems to vehemently disapprove of [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter his daughter]] Miranda's budding romance with Prince Ferdinand, only to reveal that [[StealthMentor he had them pegged for each other all along]] and that his disapproval was a SecretTestOfCharacter mixed with GenreSavvy.SecretTestOfCharacter.
24th Feb '18 1:05:01 AM whisperhugscoundrel
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** Parodied when Erik tries to use the same speech (complete with telling Topanga she should have just gone to Yale at the end) to stop Mr. Feeney from retiring and moving away. It doesn't work. [[StatusQuoIsGod But he's still back the next season anyway, now teaching at the same college the main cast is all attending.]]

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** Parodied when Erik Eric tries to use the same speech (complete with telling Topanga she should have just gone to Yale at the end) to stop Mr. Feeney from retiring and moving away. It doesn't work. [[StatusQuoIsGod But he's still back the next season anyway, now teaching at the same college the main cast is all attending.]]
18th Feb '18 7:39:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure'', the King of the Frogs doesn't approve of Princess Caroline's relationship with Michael, a commoner. After catching Michael inside the castle, he almost has him executed on the spot, but then claims that Michael can only earn his respect if he helps Cornet retrieve the Earthstone. [[spoiler: After they succeed, he then promptly declares that now Michael must be executed for breaking into the castle ''and'' defeating the guardian, and has him killed on the spot. This solves nothing, leading to Caroline and Michael being TogetherInDeath.]]

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* In ''RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure'', ''VideoGame/RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure'', the King of the Frogs doesn't approve of Princess Caroline's relationship with Michael, a commoner. After catching Michael inside the castle, he almost has him executed on the spot, but then claims that Michael can only earn his respect if he helps Cornet retrieve the Earthstone. [[spoiler: After they succeed, he then promptly declares that now Michael must be executed for breaking into the castle ''and'' defeating the guardian, and has him killed on the spot. This solves nothing, leading to Caroline and Michael being TogetherInDeath.]]
28th Jan '18 9:15:11 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Jeanette Fisher's parents, Kaoruko and Kazuto had to go through this. Kaoruko's father didn't approve of Kazuto because he came from [[WrongSideOfTheTracks Gringy City]] and almost forced Kaoruko into an ArrangedMarriage, until Kazuto [[BitchInSheepsClothing exposed the future son-in-law as the criminal he actually was.]]
25th Jan '18 1:57:49 PM DaibhidC
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* In the Creator/AgathaChristie novel ''The Murder on the Links'', Paul Renauld forbids his son Jack from marrying Marthe Dubriel, and cuts him out of his will. [[spoiler: It transpires that Marthe is [[InTheBlood the murderous daughter of a blackmailing murderess]], so he had a point.]]

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* In the Creator/AgathaChristie novel ''The Murder on the Links'', ''Literature/TheMurderOnTheLinks'', Paul Renauld forbids his son Jack from marrying Marthe Dubriel, and cuts him out of his will. [[spoiler: It transpires that Marthe is [[InTheBlood the murderous daughter of a blackmailing murderess]], so he had a point.]]
23rd Nov '17 11:29:07 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler: Chantico, the dowager empress of the Cuanmiztl Kingdom and mother of its prince-king Tizoc, had no legal right to veto her son's marriage... so she instead just convinced his intended bride - Xvital - to run away just hours before the wedding.]]
8th Oct '17 9:30:04 AM DoctorCooper
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* Beatrix Potter got engaged to the publisher of her storybooks. Her parents objected because he was a tradesman but eventually relented, if she would wait out the summer to make sure her love for him was real. [[TearJerker Unfortunately, he died before summer's end and the wedding never happened.]] You can [[TearsOfRemorse imagine]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero her parents']] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone reactions]]...

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* Beatrix Potter got engaged to the publisher of her storybooks. Her parents objected because he was a tradesman but eventually relented, if she would wait out the summer to make sure her love for him was real. [[TearJerker Unfortunately, he died before summer's end and the wedding never happened.]] happened. You can [[TearsOfRemorse imagine]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero her parents']] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone reactions]]...
22nd Sep '17 10:06:53 AM littlemissbones
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** King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden was notorious in his belief that royalty should only marry other royalty, which led many of his sons to marry without his approval and lose their titles and succession rights in the process. Gustaf VI Adolf's son, Prince Bertil, and his grandson, Carl XVI Gustaf, had to wait until after his death and Carl XVI Gustaf's accession to the throne before they could marry their commoner brides. Carl XVI Gustaf and his bride, Silvia Sommerlath, had to wait for four years. Bertil and his love, Lillian Craig, had watied for forty-three.

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** King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden was notorious in his belief that royalty should only marry other royalty, which led many of his sons to marry without his approval and lose their titles and succession rights in the process.process just to get out of hearing the parental marriage vetoes. Gustaf VI Adolf's son, Prince Bertil, and his grandson, Carl XVI Gustaf, had to wait until after his death and Carl XVI Gustaf's accession to the throne before they could marry their commoner brides. Carl XVI Gustaf and his bride, Silvia Sommerlath, had to wait for four years. Bertil and his love, Lillian Craig, had watied waited for forty-three.
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