Either/Or - Book 1, Either/Or : Chapter 7, Aesthetic Validity of Marriage Summary & Analysis

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"Let us now glance at the relation between romantic and conjugal love - for the relation between the natures made for conquest and for possession offers no difficulty at all. Romantic love remains abstract in itself" (p. 116). At this point there are still no chapter breaks for any divisions to the text other than paragraphs. The work is flowing like a pleasurable monologue. The structure of the work so far is as SK told the reader it would be from the beginning. It is a smooth ongoing discourse. He is advocating marriage. He is overcoming objections to it. He is showing how it is connected with pure things, wholesome matters, first love and romantic love.

He had written for a while on the connection between the private marriage and the wedding...

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