Real life issues
Arranged Marriage is the Choice People are Starting to Make
Arranged Marriages in Delirium
In Delirium, love is considered a disease. Lena is a rule follower, so she can't wait for her cure and not have to worry about anything. She has her evaluation, which evaluators see who can be your best pair. So, nobody's supposed to fall in love. But she meets Alex. You're supposed to meet your match, get married, and live together. After the cure, though, you don't have feelings left. That's not in Lena's plans anymore.
Countries with Many Arranged Marriages
This is a traditional Indian wedding.
The Samurai introduced arranged marriages in Japan
This is a bride greeting her father at her wedding.
Censorship: They're Watching You...
Invading Your Privacy
Censorship is the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts. An organization called ACLU is dedicated to protecting and expanding the First Amendment. Censorship can be carried out by the government as well as private pressure groups. In Delirium, computers are censored so the regulators know what people are doing. Movies, books, songs, etc., are also censored. Bad or emotional scenes are deleted from it.
Targets for censorship:
- Sexual speech
- Indecent or obscene pictures and/or videos
- Media violence