History Main / PerfectlyArrangedMarriage

7th Feb '16 7:29:23 PM Eddy1215
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Sometimes this perfectly arranged marriage doesn't come about randomly, but intentionally by parents, like a BatManGambit scenario. One or more of the parents involved who knows both well enough has arranged the marriage since both are highly compatible and could naturally fall in love. In fact, this is the ''purpose'' of an 'arranged marriage' in the first place. It is akin to a matchmaking service, and the couple will generally have some sort of courtship before tying the knot, and it's very rare for someone to be forced to marry a person they despise. Even a GoldDigger would want a decent relationship if for no other reason than to help in securing the knot.
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Sometimes this perfectly arranged marriage doesn't come about randomly, but intentionally by parents, like a BatManGambit BatmanGambit scenario. One or more of the parents involved who knows both well enough has arranged the marriage since both are highly compatible and could naturally fall in love. In fact, this is the ''purpose'' of an 'arranged marriage' in the first place. It is akin to a matchmaking service, and the couple will generally have some sort of courtship before tying the knot, and it's very rare for someone to be forced to marry a person they despise. Even a GoldDigger would want a decent relationship if for no other reason than to help in securing the knot.
31st Jan '16 7:50:45 AM Foton
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* Joan and Philip's eldest son Charles V, the [[TheEmperor most powerful man in Europe]] in his time, had a surprisingly happy arranged marriage with Princess Isabella of Portugal, an intelligent and beautiful woman who [[SilkHidingSteel kept the entire Kingdom of Spain in line during her husband's absences]]. When she died, the Emperor never re-married and wore mourning colors for the rest of his life.
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* Joan and Philip's eldest son Charles V, the [[TheEmperor most powerful man in Europe]] in his time, had a surprisingly happy arranged marriage with Princess Isabella of Portugal, an intelligent and beautiful woman who [[SilkHidingSteel kept the entire Kingdom of Spain in line during her husband's absences]]. When she died, [[TheMourningAfter the Emperor never re-married and wore mourning colors for the rest of his life.life]].
16th Jan '16 9:17:13 PM karstovich2
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** [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King George V]] of the United Kingdom - grandfather to UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen - married his brother Albert's fiancée Mary of Teck when Albert died of pneumonia. This marriage of convenience became a love match. Both parties were emotionally inarticulate and almost pathologically shy but communicated their mutual feelings in passionate letters and 'understood each other perfectly' as George wrote in one of them. They spawned one of England's most universally beloved monarchies - just about the only monarch seriously complained about from this dynasty is the rather selfish Edward VIII.[[note]]There's something of an expectation that should present heir Charles take the throne there will be some moaning, but unlike Edward, nobody accuses Charles of being a selfish ass--despite his having had an affair, it is, if anything, Charles' his sanctimoniousness about being an essentially NiceGuy that annoys people, and to the extent people are bothered by it it's more of a national joke than a serious embarrassment or scandal.[[/note]]
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** [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King George V]] of the United Kingdom - grandfather to UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen - married his brother Albert's fiancée Mary of Teck when Albert died of pneumonia. This marriage of convenience became a love match. Both parties were emotionally inarticulate and almost pathologically shy but communicated their mutual feelings in passionate letters and 'understood each other perfectly' as George wrote in one of them. They spawned one of England's most universally beloved monarchies - just about the only monarch seriously complained about from this dynasty is the rather selfish Edward VIII.[[note]]There's something of an expectation that should present heir Charles take the throne there will be some moaning, but unlike Edward, nobody accuses Charles of being a selfish ass--despite his having had an affair, it is, if anything, Charles' his sanctimoniousness about being an essentially NiceGuy that annoys people, and to the extent people are bothered by it it's more of a national joke than a serious embarrassment or scandal.[[/note]]

* Gilbert de Lafayette and Adrienne de Noailles. When the marriage was arranged, she was 15, he - 17. Just for money, of course (from her side - or the side of her parents, that is). You can guess how it went from there on, so just pointing out the more prominent parts: when Lafayette was imprisoned and she was about to be executed (the revolution will not be civilised, after all), she wrote to the revolutionary tribune to save her husband. After the death penalty was substituted for imprisonment, she was released from custody and her only request was to be imprisoned in the same castle as Lafayette. When she died, he wrote that "gone is the bigger and better part of me." If you wrote a book with such events now, you would undoubtedly be accused of sentimentalism in the terminal stage. Reality ensues, indeed...
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* Gilbert de Lafayette and Adrienne de Noailles. When the marriage was arranged, she was 15, he - 17. Just for money, of course (from her side - or the side of her parents, that is). You can guess how it went from there on, so just pointing out the more prominent parts: when Lafayette was imprisoned and she was about to be executed (the revolution will not be civilised, after all), she wrote to the revolutionary tribune to save her husband. After the death penalty was substituted for imprisonment, she was released from custody and her only request was to be imprisoned in the same castle as Lafayette. When she died, he wrote that "gone is the bigger and better part of me." When ''he'' died nearly 26 years later, he was clutching a locket with her portrait and an inscription of something she had said when they were first married: "''Je suis toute à vous''" ("I am all yours.") If you wrote a book with such events now, you would undoubtedly be accused of terminal sentimentalism in the terminal stage.first degree. Reality ensues, indeed...
16th Jan '16 9:10:33 PM karstovich2
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** [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King George V]] of the United Kingdom - grandfather to UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen - married his brother Albert's fiancée Mary of Teck when Albert died of pneumonia. This marriage of convenience became a love match. Both parties were emotionally inarticulate and almost pathologically shy but communicated their mutual feelings in passionate letters and 'understood each other perfectly' as George wrote in one of them. They spawned one of England's most universally beloved monarchies - just about the only monarch seriously complained about from this dynasty is the rather selfish Edward VIII.
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** [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King George V]] of the United Kingdom - grandfather to UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen - married his brother Albert's fiancée Mary of Teck when Albert died of pneumonia. This marriage of convenience became a love match. Both parties were emotionally inarticulate and almost pathologically shy but communicated their mutual feelings in passionate letters and 'understood each other perfectly' as George wrote in one of them. They spawned one of England's most universally beloved monarchies - just about the only monarch seriously complained about from this dynasty is the rather selfish Edward VIII.[[note]]There's something of an expectation that should present heir Charles take the throne there will be some moaning, but unlike Edward, nobody accuses Charles of being a selfish ass--despite his having had an affair, it is, if anything, Charles' his sanctimoniousness about being an essentially NiceGuy that annoys people, and to the extent people are bothered by it it's more of a national joke than a serious embarrassment or scandal.[[/note]]
16th Jan '16 3:55:57 AM Grudgeal
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* In ''Manga/ABridesStory'', most of the arranged marriages shown on-screen are this to one degree or another (though it is made very clear that not every arranged marriage ends happily). Amir and Karluk are the most obvious example, being happily engaged despite the eight-year age difference.
4th Jan '16 2:38:26 PM nombretomado
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* Maria Kutschera, despite what ''TheSoundOfMusic'' may tell you, was '''not''' desperately in love with Captain von Trapp when they married, although he was in love with her. She married him for the sake of the children and fell in love with him later. Obviously, it all worked out, as by the time they left Austria, she was pregnant with their ''third'' child.
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* Maria Kutschera, despite what ''TheSoundOfMusic'' ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' may tell you, was '''not''' desperately in love with Captain von Trapp when they married, although he was in love with her. She married him for the sake of the children and fell in love with him later. Obviously, it all worked out, as by the time they left Austria, she was pregnant with their ''third'' child.
27th Dec '15 8:20:50 PM magnum12
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Sometimes this perfectly arranged marriage doesn't come about randomly, but intentionally by parents. One or more of the parents involved who knows both well enough has arranged the marriage since both are highly compatible and could naturally fall in love. In fact, this is the ''purpose'' of an 'arranged marriage' in the first place. It is akin to a matchmaking service, and the couple will generally have some sort of courtship before tying the knot, and it's very rare for someone to be forced to marry a person they despise. Even a GoldDigger would want a decent relationship if for no other reason than to help in securing the knot.
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Sometimes this perfectly arranged marriage doesn't come about randomly, but intentionally by parents.parents, like a BatManGambit scenario. One or more of the parents involved who knows both well enough has arranged the marriage since both are highly compatible and could naturally fall in love. In fact, this is the ''purpose'' of an 'arranged marriage' in the first place. It is akin to a matchmaking service, and the couple will generally have some sort of courtship before tying the knot, and it's very rare for someone to be forced to marry a person they despise. Even a GoldDigger would want a decent relationship if for no other reason than to help in securing the knot.
21st Dec '15 6:37:33 PM ChrisX
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** Same thing happened in ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', except Nobunaga was less (but still) brutal, thus while happiness still goes to hell, bittersweet tragedy also happens in play between Oichi and Nagamasa (they still love each other dearly). ** Also in the 4th game and especially its expansion, the first meeting between Sanada Nobuyuki and Inahime is basically the latter trying to shoot him dead and they both get locked in battle. And then Nobuyuki gets offered to marry her and then they realize that they're pretty compatible and loving to each other. They did end up happier than the above, although they did have to deal with the death of their stubborn brother [[UsefulNotes/SanadaYukimura Yukimura]]...
20th Dec '15 7:52:22 PM nanshe
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** [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King George V]] of the United Kingdom - grandfather to UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen - married his brother Albert's fiancee Mary of Teck when Albert died of pneumonia. This marriage of convenience became a love match. Both parties were emotionally inarticulate and almost pathologically shy but communicated their mutual feelings in passionate letters and 'understood each other perfectly' as George wrote in one of them. They spawned one of England's most universally beloved monarchies - just about the only monarch seriously complained about from this dynasty is the rather selfish Edward VIII.
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** [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King George V]] of the United Kingdom - grandfather to UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen - married his brother Albert's fiancee fiancée Mary of Teck when Albert died of pneumonia. This marriage of convenience became a love match. Both parties were emotionally inarticulate and almost pathologically shy but communicated their mutual feelings in passionate letters and 'understood each other perfectly' as George wrote in one of them. They spawned one of England's most universally beloved monarchies - just about the only monarch seriously complained about from this dynasty is the rather selfish Edward VIII.

** Louis XII and Anne of Brittany: he was so smitten with her that this notorious womanizer became a very faithful husband, and Queen Anne seemed to have enjoyed their marriage as well, despite some quarrels over her duchy.
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** Louis XII and Anne of Brittany: Bretagne: he was so smitten with her that this notorious womanizer became a very faithful husband, and Queen Anne seemed to have enjoyed their marriage as well, despite some quarrels over her duchy.
18th Dec '15 11:52:45 AM Corgi
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Adding a Literature example.
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* An {{Older Than Radio}} example has been left out - On {{Barsoom}} as is written in ''{{The Chessmen of Mars}}'', {{Tara of Helium}}, the {{Warlord of Mars}}'s daughter, was presumed to be matched with the Jeddak {{Gahan of Gathol}}, who appeared to her to be quite the useless dandy. However, when she got lost in a storm and met up with plain ol' '''Turan''', a ''panthan'' (common soldier) who proved to be almost as good a fighter as her worshipped father, she lost her heart to him. Good thing that ornaments and fancy clothing don't make the man....
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