More Noble Marriages

On April 4, 2014 by tuckerj17

llm338150Following the demise of Don Juan in The Trickster of Seville, the rest of the cast is left without someone that had messed up their pre-arranged marriages.  Withing a few lines of dialogue, the King of Castile assigns each and every young man whose marriages had been goofed up by Don Juan earlier a new marriage, and from there everyone is happy.

“Just punishment from Heaven has been dealt./Now let them all be married, since the cause/Of all their harm is dead.” (217)

As stated in an earlier blog post, this goes to show just how important business marriages were in the life of the nobility.  Arranged marriages and pre-arranged marriages had the potential to completely change a family’s social status, as well as achieving peace by combining two families into one large one.  Of course, no one would have more power to do this than the king, and in The Trickster of Seville, the King of Castille does just that.