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Soren Kierkegaard continues. He is writing about marriage and many features of it. He is exploring moral concerns in relation to marriage. He also discusses morality with respect to a refusal or resistance against marriage as a way of life. At this point, he has asserted that the main purpose of marriage for a man is self-improvement. He now moves the discussion forward, by talking about motives for marriage. Material gain is one that is brought up; this can take two forms - one might be financial gain and another may well be many offspring. Bear in mind that while he has asserted that children are to be accepted into a family as a blessing he now also points out that it isn't really right for a man to marry a...

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