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  1. I don't think so. Otherwise, any person who is very much in love can be considered manic. Martin admired Ruth, wanted to reach her level (class) and persevered to his goal through all the hardships and problems.

    In the end, after her act (renouncing Martin), Martin revised his attitude towards the bourgeoisie, including Ruth, and his feelings faded, turning into complete despair.

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