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The topic of this paper is to distinguish the differences between sense and sensibility Represented in Jane Austins novel by two sisters Elinor and Marianne the disposition of the two girls can be seen quite vividly The two girls are accompanied by a mother and many other well developed characters One character questionable to the theme of the story is the youngest sister Margaret Her personality if described would be more like that of her sister Marianne The novel begins with a dying father telling his son that he must leave his estate to him and his wife This means that the three girls and their mother will be left without a place to stay and the girls without dowrys As lethal a blow as this may seem it is coupled by the fact the their brothers new wife is less than sympathetic to the three girls needs This is when we are first introduced to Elinor and her younger sister Marianne As usual Marianne is being her impulsive self and Elinor is trying to take care of her families well-being A brief synopsis of Elinor and Mariannes personalities leads to the following Elinor is quiet soft spoken full of good manners and well brought up Marianne is impulsive outspoken full of a vibrant love of life and playful To fully understand the girls it is important to see how other character viewed them 1 Edward Ferrars the object of Elinors affection though she would never show it is quoted as saying Miss Dashwoods friendship the most important of his life This is a considerable compliment even if it isnt what Elinor wants to hear at the time coming from a man as highly esteemed as Mr Ferrars Elinor is viewed by her mother and her two sisters as a saving grace
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