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Why does the party permit couples to marry but discourages love?

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troxell94 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 18, 2013 at 5:39 PM via web

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Why does the party permit couples to marry but discourages love?

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valiantreader249 | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted May 19, 2013 at 3:54 AM (Answer #1)

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The Party only permits marriages between couples who are incompatible with each other - meaning there is no love between them.  The only purpose of these marriages is so the couple will have children.  The Party discourages love because it is considered an act of rebellion.  Developing loyalty to another takes away from one's devotion to Big Brother.  

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