"Most everybody in the world gets married. In this town there aren't hardly any exceptions. Most everybody climbs into the grave...married. What you've seen is called "the daily life". Lets call what your going to see ''love and marriage''. So its three years later. 1904. July 7th just after the high school commencement. That's the time most young people jump up and get married. As soon as they've passed their final examinations....that's the time most young people think themselves fitter to get married."
From the movie, "Our Town"
While watching this movie about a little town in the early 20th century, I was amazed at the narrators view on the importance of marriage. Its so unfortunatate that this "view" isn't popular today. Intresting to note that these young people were just out of school, ready for marriage--both practically and mentally by this time. Girls knew how to cook & keep a home, and men were interning and saving up to provide for a family.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this :)