|Plot Summary of Sense and Sensibility|
|"Elinor and Marianne are both very different and very in love with two very different men. Both and Elinor and Marianne are abandoned by their loves, temporarily. Everything works out in the end."
Jenna Evans, Resident Scholar
|"Elinor and Marianne are sisters, and they cannot agree. Elinor believes that love should be sensibly arranged - that it's best to fall in love in your own class, with a suitable amount of money in the picture, and in such a way that you won't cause tons of problems. She also does not believe in giving way to emotion. Marianne believes that love has to be bold, dramatic, and passionate, and she also thinks that it's best to give way to emotion constantly.
They both find out that their ideas need some modification, and find the kind of love they would never have expected or wanted. "
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|"Elinor and Marianna are two sisters with greatly differing views on love and marriage. Elinor declares it is better to marry for money and position within one's class than it is to marry for love while Marianna claims mariage should only be in the cause of love. "
Amanda Wesley, Resident Scholar
|"After the death of her husband Mrs Dashwood and her three daughters are forced to leave their stately home and embark on a more humble lifestyle. The story centers around the two eldest daughters Elinor and Marianne. With no dowry to recommend them they're dreams of marrying the men they love seem hopeless, but Elinor with her good sense and judgement and Marianne with her beauty and passionate spirit life turns out exactly how it should"
heather huckfeldt, Resident Scholar
|"Sense and Sensibility is the story of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood who with their mother and younger sister, Margaret, are forced into poverty through the untimely death of their father. Mr. Dashwood was previously married and all of the Dashwood fortune and the estate of Norland, is then bequeathed to John, his son by his first marriage, leaving the Dashwood women practically penniless. Elinor and Marianne are polar opposites where love is concerned. Marianne is the incurable romantic and Elinor is the practical, down-to-earth person.
Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars and Marianne, for Willoughby. They spend happy moments in the company of these men and hope to be married to them. However, Edward turns out to be engaged to anopther girl, Lucy Steele and Willoughby plans to marry Miss Grey,a rich debutante. Next, Elinor learns of the marriage of Lucy Steele to Mr. Ferrars. Marianne goes through a period of depression and falls seriously ill. Elinor feels miserable to think of her Edward united with a lesser woman.
Marianne renews her enthusiasm for life and starts realizing the worth of Colonel Brandon. Elinor is relieved when Edward reveals the truth to her and then proposes. Marianne marries Colonel Brandon and Elinor marries Edward Ferrars.
Maria Pureza R. Hernandez, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Sense and Sensibility|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Kind of living:
- general poverty story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- of a different social class
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- fancy mansion
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?
- a lot of play on words
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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