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Emma Woodhouse vs Marianne Dashwood Two of my favorite characters in the novels written by Jane Austin are Emma Woodhouse from Emma and Marianne Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility They are both lively girls with big hearts and romantic imaginations that tend to get them into trouble This makes for twisting plots and lots of drama - both of which add interest to the novels and help shape their characters Marianne and Emma existed in two very different environments Marianne had two sisters her mother and a half brother while Emma had her father and an older sister The Woodhouse family was at the top of the social ladder They enjoyed a large estate with many tenant farmers The Dashwoods upon the death of Mr Dashwood went from the middle gentry class in a moderate estate to being nearly impoverished and residents of a small cottage Marianne Dashwood and Emma Woodhouse were both young girls whos heads are filled with romantic ideals Marianne was a huge fan of romantic literature and had taken from them ideals of what love should be like Emma loved to play matchmaker for everyone save herself Her matches however always ended up going awry In the end her interventions caused no harm and everyone ended up happily wed Marianne and Emma both allowed their vanities to be flattered and fell in love with men who only used them to cover up a ploy Marianne ended up devastated and broken while Emma remained uninjured Emma had a strong sense of her social class but Marianne was still adjusting to hers Both Emma and Marianne were kindhearted girls and didnt purposely injure other The object of Mariannes love was Mr Willoughby He was a bold horseman who saved Marianne when she fell down a hill and sprained her ankle He was an impulsive fraud who lead Marianne to believe he loved her even though he never said anything directly When disinheritance
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