Yeah, it was much more common in olden days. People didn't live as long so I guess girls reached puberty at younger ages then than they do now? Regardless, it still happens today in some parts of the world.
So i wonder was it appropriate back then for adults to marry 10 year old girls? In our days it's considered utterly illegal.
wataru14 wrote:Yeah, it was much more common in olden days. People didn't live as long so I guess girls reached puberty at younger ages then than they do now? Regardless, it still happens today in some parts of the world.
In Lym's case, the game mentions how the Sacred Games aren't normally held for someone so young. So it is abnormal, but few people seem to have much to say about that, so it must not be TOO abnormal. I would think that most people would view the marriage as a political betrothal and not expect there to be any romantic connections. The fact that Euram is going out of his way to demonstrate that he desires Lym herself (as opposed to what she represents) is what should really be sending up flags. Of course, in Euram's case it could all be for show.
Antimatzist wrote:But this also depends on culture and in the case of Lym, it's even more complicated. For noble houses, it's perfectly normal to arrange the marriage of the offspring at an early age. In a normal scenario, Lym and Gizel would have been engaged before they marry years later. But because of what happens, they marry early.
BrucePrintscreen wrote:Also, in some cultures, children were not married early but their engagement came early, sometimes as early as birth. People only got the right to choose their spouse in modern times. In the past they would be engaged as part of a political or economical alliance between families, and their opinion did not matter. So they were engaged very early to seal that alliance and got actually married once they reached adulthood.
But Lym wasn't supposed to be married to Euram or Gizel.....right?
Antimatzist wrote:Gizel won the Sacred Games, of course he was supposed to eventually marry Lym. But it just happened earlier than everyone expected because of Gizel's demand for power.
Sasarai10 wrote:Normally Belcoot would win.
Sasarai10 wrote:Antimatzist wrote:Gizel won the Sacred Games, of course he was supposed to eventually marry Lym. But it just happened earlier than everyone expected because of Gizel's demand for power.
Normally Belcoot would win.
But still a 30 year old man marrying a 10 year old girl just for political reasons?
sticky-runes wrote:There are a couple of English monarchs in history who married under the age of 10. I think it was deemed appropriate at the time, given their royal status, and the fact that the marriage may have been a political move to ensure peace between two different nations. I think most people can understand that a marriage is a sure way to ensure an alliance and shared wealth with a powerful family. It wasn't done for love.
solarstar wrote:It was strictly political. Salum was pushing for the Games all for the sake of regaining the power he lost and of course the greedy and corrupt Senate went along with it.
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