Egeus and Hermia

Topics: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Marriage, Family Pages: 2 (615 words) Published: April 2, 2013
It is obvious that parents want their children to marry someone who is just right for them, and being their parents, they think they know best. But sometimes parents think they have a say in the entire relationship, which in my opinion, should not be the case. Of course consent is essential and your parents should like and approve of who you are going to marry, but they should only have so much say. That meaning they should not tell their children whom they have to marry, instead influence them in a very indirect way. In other words, share your ideas and raise your children with the right morals and good values which can lead to trust in their child to marry the right person. I think parents should have very little control because it is who your child falls in love with and wants to be with, not the parents. If you want your child to be happy, let them be with the person that makes them happy. It is not their decision to make when it comes to something like this, but they have a right to tell if the decision their child is making, according to them is right or wrong. "Full of vexation come I with complaint against my child, my daughter Hermia. Stand forth, Demetrius. Mynoble lord, this man hath my consent to marry her. Stand forth, Lysander. And my gracious duke, this man hath bewitched the bosom of my child. Thou, thou, Lysander, thou hast given her rhymes, and interchanged love tokens with my child. Thou hast by moonlight at her window sung with feigning voice verses of feigning love, and stol'n the impression of her fantasy with bracelets of thy hair, rings, gauds, conceits, knacks, trifles, nosegays, sweetmeats messengers of strong prevailment in unhardened youth. With cunning hast thou filched my daughter’s heart, turned her obedience (which is due to me) to stubborn harshness. And, my gracious duke, be it so she will not here before your grace consent to marry with Demetrius, I beg the ancient privilege of Athens. As she is mine, I may dispose of her which...
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