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ETHICS CASE STUDY: What is wrong in marrying your friend’s daughter as desired by your family? If your son voluntarily agrees to marry your friend’s daughter, will you support him? Explain why.

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas 

8) Your son has fallen in love with a girl belonging to lower caste, once considered as untouchables , and wants to marry her at any cost. Both are in love with each other since school days. Your wife is completely against this relationship, so is your entire family. Your wife thinks even if the girl is brilliant in academics and earning high salary, she can not digest the fact that her family would be entering into a relationship with formerly untouchable family.

The girl’s parents, despite her pleadings, still work in leather industry as cleaners. They are not ready to move to city with their daughter. The girl is highly educated. She is a pass-out from country’s top universities. She recently got a job in a top company with a high salary package.  Your son, on the other hand is a college drop-out. He is trying to establish his own software development company banking on his good computer skills. He is dependent on you for funds.

Your close friend who is also a big businessman is very fond of your son and wants him to marry his daughter.  His daughter who is very beautiful and  better educated from top foreign universities is ready to marry your son. Moreover, they belong to your caste. Your entire family wants your son to marry this girl.

They all think that his small sacrifice can help him and his family stay happy. Some of them think that love can happen twice and there is no harm in letting go a girl who belongs to lower caste and who doesn’t fit in the family.  Your family, a joint one, which runs a big exports business is conservative and has a strict tradition of maintaining its caste identity in its social interactions. Some family members threaten of dire consequences if your son goes ahead and marries the girl whom he loves.

What are the ethical issues involved in this case? As a father, will you support your son? Justify. (200 Words)

What is wrong in marrying your friend’s daughter as desired by your family? If your son voluntarily agrees to marry your friend’s daughter, will you support him? Explain why. (100 Words)

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