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Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen



Posted August 12, 2016 by

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen – 1811

Reviewed by: Gretchen         Date: 6 January 2005

Sense and sensibility are metaphorically represented in the two Dashwood sisters Elinor and Marianne.

Elinor, the all too level-headed sensible sister practices repression of her feelings and emotions which run just as strong and as deep as in her less than inhibited sister Marianne. Marianne is all raptures and passion, allowing her emotions and temperament to run wild, unchecked by reason.

We watch the disastrous results of the two extremes of temperament being played out as the women experience love and its trials and tribulations that they each deal with in their own individual ways. In the end, love triumphs, but not without a close brush of death and a lesson in balance for both girls.

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