Marriage have been a tradition to tie two person, traditionally a man and woman together as an official ritual that they will forever be as one until death do them apart.
However, how holy have past marriages in histories were?
1- Princes and princesses married because they had to foster ties between countries to prevent war. Holy perhaps.
2- People from influential families with businesses married they children to foster better trading relationships. Holy, for who?
3- A guy who couldn't hold his lust back married with the lady he trampled physically. Holy, really?
Today, we constantly say that we should be together and be married to the person we hold dear most. How far out possible would that be?
Watching the "Little Nyonya", we had 2 distinct examples in ladies fighting for their marriages.
a- Yue Niang, who have been a fighter to begin with; beat all odds and managed to only marry the man she knew she loved, Paul.
b- Yu Zhu, who have been nothing but a Malacca sweetheart from the dawn of the series; wished to fight like Yue Niang whom she looked up to, only to succumb to her familial responsibilities and married the man who trampled her before and after marriage.
Now what about us? Will we choose to marry the people whom we only see dear in our eyes?
Or would be be subjected to familial, peer or social obligations to marry someone else whom we had to marry, just because the reasons of which everyone else but ourselves pin on us?
Yue Niang defied everyone, got hurt and scalded herself throughout her struggle to liberty; and she had what she wanted despite all odd.
Yu Zhu, although the nicest darling of all time; in the end gave in to fate because she had to be the catalyst for the incompetence her brother and father pulled off in business.
Which route would you pick for your own? Be mindful that we can always speak what we want right now; when the situation is subjugated by everything else but ourselves, will you struggle?