Wednesday, August 31, 2011
To the naked eye, it would seem that the history of marriage started off as a more utilitarian institution than one of romance or procreation. However, over a long period of time from the Romans up to the twentieth century, it evolved as women gained more ground in the social strata. As it progressed, it came to its height in the early middle of the twentieth century, when romance was the center of a marriage, the numbers of arranged marriages were significantly diminished, and fidelity was not only expected, it was almost required based on social opinions. In light of this evolution and the devolution of the relationship which took place very soon after to the modern standard which can be defined by the selfishness seen by both sexes involved, the modern tradition of marriage can be viewed as a step backwards in the timeline. So, rather than being viewed as a maturation or an improvement in the system, the modern trend of infidelity should be seen instead as a deliberate return to the negative, borderline derogatory methods of the past.
My name is Robert Williamson Dameron, and I am a Theatrical Design and Technology Major at Coastal Carolina University. I enjoy playing music, hanging out with friends, playing sports, longboarding, and listening to music. This blog has been established as an assignment for my English 101 class, and I will be maintaining it throughout the semester, and maybe even on into the future. In it, I will be expressing personal views and opinions based primarily on things I am assigned as a part of this class. Through this endeavor and the class as a whole, I expect to improve my ability to express my thoughts and ideas in a more clear, concise manner and to come to enjoy the process of writing as much as I presently enjoy the results.