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-In what ways can A Sentimental Journey be seen as a sentimental novel or a dramatization of the importance of sensibility Laurence Sternes travel-book which is called A Sentimental Journey was written in 1765 and in this book the author describes his travels through France and Italy from a different point of view His style is different from the other travel-books of that time He mostly describes his feelings and emotions As it can be derived from the title of the book Sternes journey is a sentimental one in which he can express his feelings and emotions He does not give importance to places monuments statues and etc When he visits a place that offers nothing to his sensibility he will say nothing of it Sterne xvii instead of telling the physical descriptions or physical beauties he prefers to describe feelings so that sometimes you cannot decide whether is it a fiction or a fact The book mostly tells us about the attraction between men and women The main theme of the book is the connection between sexual attraction and the finer feelings in man and woman The connection between sexual attraction and finer feeling between men and women are important in the book This connection is the combination of sentiment with a sophisticated eroticism Sterne xx The protagonist and the narrator of the book MrYorick follows his senses through his journey According to its dictionary meaning sentiment means that it is the expression of an attitude or opinion or the display of emotional feelings Oxford Pocket Dictionary 375 MrYorick is displaying his emotional feelings and his journey is a sentimental one in which he expresses his feelings and emotions but majority of his feelings are sexual towards women MrYorick sees himself as both a traveller and a merchant who makes sentimental commerce The reason of travelling is important There should be a serious reason to travel therefore he makes some distinctions between travellers
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