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...dship. Within each relationship, the higher status individual is aware of his or her own actions as beneficial to his or herself. Neither Trefry nor Glumdalclitch puts the notion of what he or she takes to be good for the other individual, Oroonoko or Gulliver, and, as a result, friendship is ruled out and consequences ensue.
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