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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Must read book!!

    Sense and Sensibilty is book about love and deception. The main characters Marianne and Elinor are two sisters who father has just died and left all of his money to his greedy son John Dashwood and daughter-in-law Fanny Dashwood. There is also Edward Ferrars an unattractive young man who is very loyal. Mrs. Jennings who is very critical and says the wrongs thing at the wrong time. Colonel Brandon who is a very charming attractive man who is a little bit older than the girls. Willoughby is Mariannes first love but he doesn't treat her the way he should. Elinor is the eldest sister and she is very rational but she is very unsure about how the man she loves, Edward feels about her. Marianne is the middle sister and she is very romantic yet very emotional. She lets everyone she knows how she feels about Willoughby. Mr. and Mrs. John Dashwood are very greedy with their money and they don't give Marianne, Elinor, or Mrs. Henry Dashwood any money or assistance and they feel that is how Mr. Henry Dashwood would want it. The main conflict is all the people coming in between Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars and Marianne Dashwood and Willoughby. They let people come in between them when it should have just been between them two. Marianne fell and hurt her ankle and it happened that Willoughby was there so he carried her home and that is how their romance started. When Lucy finds out that Elinor likes Edward, Lucy tells Elinor that her and Edward have been engaged for four years. I liked how romantic and carefree Marianne is and how she didn't care what people thought about her relationship with Willoughby. I also liked that Elinor and Edward kept their relationship a secret. It added a sense of mystery as too when someone would find out and would people be upset about them. I did not like how long it took for the plot to develop. Austen took up two chapters just describing how Mr. and Mrs. John Dashwood were not going to give up any money to the girls because they needed to spend the money on their "real" family. I liked how when Marianne fell that Willoughby was there to help her and carry her home. I also liked that Willoughby came to apologize to Marianne but Elinor talked to him and revealed his true feelings for Marianne. The last thing i really liked about this book was when the girls were in need of a home that was very cheap a relative telegrams them about a cottage they can rent. I would recommend this book to someone who likes romantic books and someone who likes to read about others happiness and misfortunes. If you are someone who does not like to spend a lot of time on books then this is not a book for you because this is a very time consuming book but if you read it, it will be worth the wait.

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