Either/Or Setting & Symbolism

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Berlin

This German city is cited during the introduction. Soren Kierkegaard ran away from his girlfriend, all the way to Berlin. This occurred because he wanted to persuade her to break up with him despite their being engaged to be married to one another. Berlin is one of the major cities of the nation of Germany. Germany did not become one German nation as it is presently known until 1840 of thereabouts. However, that was simply an increased level of socio-political order. The German languages, peoples, religious practices, princes and free cities had been there prior to this emergence of the nation that included it all. Berlin was an important sight of trade then as it is now.

Jerusalem

This city is mentioned during the Ultimatum. At this juncture the context is a sermon by a parson; this may well be another character created by Soren Kierkegaard. Jerusalem comes...

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