Sense And Sensibility

Sense And Sensibility

In Jane Austens Sense and Sensibility the title is a metaphor for the two main
characters. Marianne who represents Sensibility, and Elinor who represents Sense.

We find out early on that Elinor does not share her feelings. When Edward comes into
the story there is an immediate attraction. Elinor tells no one of her feelings. It is just
assumed that they are meant for each other. When Edward has to leave Elinor does
not say anything. Edward does promise he will come down to there cottage and deliver
an atlas for Margaret. When the atlas comes and not Edward, the only one who ends
up crying is Margaret and not Elinor. We do learn however that Elinor can get
emotional. While Marianne was playing the piano after they had moved to the cottage,
Elinor starts to cry as she listens. She said the song was her late fathers favorite.
Later on in the story when Elinor and Marianne are in London, Marianne continually gets
on to Elinor for not sharing her feelings. Elinor finally shows her emotions when she tells
Marianne she did have a broken heart, after

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