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Unformatted text preview: on an economic barter system rather than love. Society also seems to accept this kind of marriage, as no one would oppose to Courtenay proposing to Caroline. Courtenay did not wish the women he loved should be entrapped into liking him by the mere fortunate termination of a fortuitous event (v3, 184). Thus, Courtenay is a respectable character when he decides not to use this fortuitous event to his advantage. Furthermore, Carolines accident should not even be considered fortuitous as she could have easily drowned. Do you guys think Lister was simply using this passage to end the possible marriage between Courtenay and Caroline or did Lister truly have intensions in building Courtenay into a more meaningful character?...
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