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Either/Or Themes

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Themes

Marriage

Much of this work is an examination of marriage. It shows how marriage is a good thing. It strives to overcome many objections to it. The discourse is directed towards a mysterious yet almost discernible young man who has never seriously considered marriage. Either that, or when he has he has viewed it more with dismay or anxiety than with true joy. The narrative posture is that of the more mature man. This older fellow is seven years older than the reader. He is also married. He is very glad that he is married, rather than discontent within this situation.

Marriage is viewed as a means for a man to better himself in this book. Soren Kierkegaard highly recommends it, and he does so for this reason. To some this comes as a relief. To others, there may be some anxiety. Much of the work is devoted to...

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