What is the importance of marriage and what does it symbolize?

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1. Research

1.1. Define Problems

1.2. Marriage Survey

1.3. Divorce Rates over the last few years

1.4. Marriage Rates over the last few years

2. Current Event

2.1. Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Engaged

2.2. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are finally getting married. They have six children and the children were beginning to wonder why they weren't married. To the children the marriage and wedding ring is a sign of commitment but to Angelina Jolie have six kids was her form of commitment. This shows that the importance of marriage can differ but is widely based on love and commitment. Marriage symbols that two people are together and are one.

3. A MidSummer Night's Dream

3.1. Theseus&Hippolyta

3.1.1. Theseus loves Hippolyta and wants to make her his by marrying her. Even though he won her by war, he intends to woo her through marriage. To Theseus, marriage is a symbol of everlasting love and commitment. "Hippolyta, I woo'd thee with my sword, and won thy love doing thee injuries; but I will wed thee in another key, with pomp,with triumph, and with revealing"-Theseus, Act I, Scene I "Take time to think it over, and by the next new moon-the day my love and I will seal our love in the everlasting bond of marriage."-Theseus, Act I, Scene I

3.2. Demetrius&Hermia

3.2.1. Demetrius is enchanted with Hermia and intends to get her through marriage. Marrying Hermia means that Lysander cannot have her and she is only his. It is also a good match socially and economically. "Scornful Lysander! You're right, I do love him;and my love shall give him what is mine. And Hermia is mine, and all my rights to her, I give to Demetrius. -Egeus, Act I, Scene I

3.3. Demetrius&Helena

3.3.1. Helena wants Demetrius to marry her because to her its a form of commitment and eternal love. Demetrius will love her forever and they joined into one name,family, and commitment and dedication. "...and won her soul; and, she,sweet lady, dotes, devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry, upon this spotted and inconstant man." -Lysander, Act I, Scene I

3.4. Lysander&Hermia

3.4.1. Hermia and Lysander are in love. They are soul mates and by marriage it means they can be together at last. Hermia is to be wed to Demertius so Hermia and Lysander plan to steal away. They will get married away form the Athenian law and can finally be together. To them, marriage means being together forever and are bound together by law. "As for you, beautiful Hermia, see that you prepare yourself to adapt your love to your father's orders. If not, the law of Athens decrees that you must face- and by no means can I lessen that sentence-death or an unmarried life as a nun." -Theseus, Act I, Scene I "There, gentle Hermia, I can marry you. There the strict Athenian law cannot follow us."-Lysander, Act I, Scene I

3.4.2. Lysander and Hermia are the only ones out of these four who really love each other. To them marriage means a lifetime of happiness with each other.

4. "Marriage makes an incomplete human being a complete one. It makes him/her a grown up and gives him/her responsibilities whether those responsibilities are to feed and clothe the wife or to assist the husband. Marriage is supposed to take a person out of the hectic lifestyle that one is in and place him or her in an organised environment giving them a path to follow in life and a shoulder to lean on. " - http://www.inter-islam.org/Lifestyle/marry.htm

5. " Take time to pause; and, by the next new moon-The sealing-day betwixt my love and be for everlasting bond of fellowship"-Theseus, Act I, Scene I

6. Answer

6.1. The Collins Paperback English Dictionary states under the heading of marriage: ‘The contract made by a man and a woman to live as husband and wife’. In our opinion, marriage means more than this. It means the bonds between two people in love, acceptance, and happiness based on giving and receiving.

7. Video

7.1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghZt2cILcCU This is the train song "marry me"