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Should I be good? /astound the girl next door with my velvet and suit and faustus hood?”(Corso 61). Furthermore, the poem struggles to unravel the notion that through marriage, some set of behavior is brought out and some attachments which are uniform as opposed to the revelatory and exploratory in terms of selfhood.
Furthermore, marriage is depicted as disillusionment in many family set up. That is, the married have found it difficult to live harmoniously. Through the unique society of the poet, marriage has been faced with many conflicts. This is fostered by the uniqueness and individuality of people in his generation. In the poem, the poet explores the courtship procedure and the forms of matrimonial state. He alludes to the existence of a class society. He criticizes the popular culture as it has many stereotypes about marriage. The poet is forced to wait for 2, 000 years to find a woman who can incorporate his culture in terms of intellectual, interpersonal relationship and satisfy him sexually (Corso 61). Thus, the poet is against the conventional marriage.
In another poem, “Dady” by Sylvia Plath, is a personal poem that deals with a relationship between a father and his daughter. This is an example of allegory of final rebellion and female submission in a patriarchal world. The poem blames marriage for imperialism and wars in the modern world. This is because; most women have been brutally treated and marginalized in the families.
The poem shows the real power of patriarchy which makes women internalize their internal ideologies. Thus, women deviate from the normal natural order in the world. The poet refers to this as sado-masochistic images. “The boot in the face/and a love of the rack and the screw” (Plath 121). The poem constructs that women are responsible for their submission. Despite the true picture of women, the poet critically uses this as a tool to criticize this act.
In marriage, women are constructed just like
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In the late 19th and early 20th century marriage was not something that women really looked forward to. In fact, initially marriage had been a largely patriarchal institution although feminist group did try to bring about reforms for the women to be able to have certain rights after their marriage.
Marriage has legal as well as social aspects. It is evident that many countries grant tax benefits to married couples. Marriage ensures the property rights if one partner is died or permanently disabled. In a social point of view, marriage constitutes a couple’s commitment to each other and their agreement as a family unit.
Even though gay marriage possesses legal recognition in some states, the moral and ethical dimensions were always questioned by intellectuals, sociologists, researchers and experts. It is evident that gay marriage is against the natural order; it undermines the sacred institution of marriage and natural heterosexual relationships which result in the procreation of children and paves the way for familial relationships.
However, a few governments have already started formalizing same-sex marriages. The most important argument put forward by the proponents of the same-sex marriage is that denying this right amounts to denying universal human rights. However, gay marriage is not normal, for it violates the nature’s law as the tendency of homosexuality is only one among the many sexual deviations experienced in humans.
Equally as vocal, however, are the members of society who are committed to keeping the ‘traditional definition’ of marriage in tact and making sure that only one woman and one man are permitted to marry for decades to come. On the one side, many contend, “Gay marriage is really a matter of respect and human rights” (Mollmann 105).
The traditional meaning of equality depended on the natural act, which is the marriage between a man and a woman. “Equality and gay peoples’ rights spite the notion of procreation” (Wolfson 79). In such cases, equity was viewed as a process of recognizing the rights of both spouses in a relationship.
If, as the argument goes, there has not been a fundamental alteration of what it means for two people to be married, then the institution of marriage is one that is, indeed, sacrosanct, and should not be re-examined. However, as this essay shows, marriage, as an institution, has evolved, and is continuing to evolve, which means that the institution can evolve in the direction of equality, without too much concern.
Traditionally, family was seen as the basic unit of the society and was henceforth valued not only by the society but also be the authority. The spread of culture through globalization has been some of the influential factors that have caused the breakdown of marriage institution.
ter the state of the law, people still get married, and almost half of couples will end up getting divorced, 60 percent of who have children (Nolan, 2011, 185; Wardle, 2009, 800). The United States led the world in the rate of divorce in 1916 and still does to date (Nolan, 2011,