A Father who earned lot of good will, respect, and fame. All of a sudden his Daughter elopes with her boy friend and gets married secretly!
On the top of that, daughter said she didn't do anything wrong to bring bad name to her father. After effects: Insult, disgrace & bad repo are left to that Father & his family!
What should be his reaction & decision? Please share your thoughts on this sensitive & emotional issue.
Reaction would be something on the lines of betrayal. Breach of trust and tattered family honor by own blood! As the Q says he is famed so he is not 'allowed' to react as a simple, common man. His every emotion will surely be tinted by media and blown out of proportions if he react like a 'normal' daddy. Can anyone imagine the plight of holding one's natural emotions at such testing times? He would react as composed 'Please leave us alone, its our family matter' to the world, raging with thousand emotions inside. He would try to present his side of story which none would either believe or be interested in because the Daughter has already painted him devil. He may give his reasons why he rejected the Boy but nothing matters now as damages are irreversible. Yet I feel he should voice his take as anyway Daughter has taken things past the hom ...more
If the boy passes & also the girl- and men's test is TOUGH, and also the daughter, I'll get them married & protect them the same way Mao Zedong protected Kim Il Sung when the UN, SEATO & NATO bandits attacked....
I'll lose respect??? How so???
Unless the father is not street smart, ANYONE can wriggle out of such a situation. If I am famous, and have SOCIAL gratification (fame) & respect- chances are I have lots of money. I'll just do a PDS project or 2 and advertise it publically. And for diplomacy's sake, I'll help the community leader's son get a medical seat- usually 10-15 lakhs. Maximum 30.
Or help out the street I'm livin ...more
A duty of a father is not just to earn money.. It is to take care of the needs and wants fo the family... He needs to explain to her and if in case she does nto agree, he should clearly tell her that he abides by her decision and let her get married to her 'dream-boy'... You cannot boss around anybody in fact! You have to accept it with a certain level of maturity...
If the father feels insulted, fine.... He has to analyze his mistakes and if his ego and pride does not let him do, it is his problem....
Anyways, I would not like to comment more as I am unaware of HOW EXACTLY was the relation and the situation... I would still feel she is correct!
IF the father is as much of a gentleman in private as he is in public and his objection to the alliance is for genuine reasons like his daughter is too young or the groom is not financially well settled enough to keep his daughter in the kind of comforts she is used to but the daughter thinks its just objections for the sake of it she is being very foolish. At that age they have no idea of the kind of hardships you have to face to set up a family. Maybe the father being more mature could have tried to explain it better maybe the girl is a spoilt brat who is used to having her own way and does not like being refused anything. In that case she will live and she will learn.
Q: How is father responsible and accountable for the acts of his daughter?
> A Father who earned lot of good will, respect, and fame.
Q: Was the good will, respect and fame genuine? OR was it because people wanted their son to marry into the family?
> All of a sudden his Daughter elopes with her boy friend and gets married secretly!
Many have compared your question with that of the superstar. In his case, the boy is only a little bit poor, but he is cultured and educated and earn his money the hard way. As the reports go on, she had no freeness in her home. A filmstar is not something to be taken as a role model in society. As such the duo must be saved from some possible criminal act, as the reports show.
It is sheer immature and irresponsible act by the girl. In selfish pursuit of her own happiness...she has robbed her father of what should hve been the most imp. day of his life..all fathers dream of the day they give their daughter's hand away in marriage to a deserving groom.
Now that the unthinkable has been done...the father has to show a brave face to the world though he is shattered inside ...and he will definitely embrace the daughter with no resentment...because a daughter is most cherished and he would wish the best for her...
and the couple will understand this only when they become parents thmselves...