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The travel-book called A Sentimental Journey was written by Laurence Sterne is about his own sentimental journey to France and Italy In the eighteenth century in England there was a great interest for travelling and for travel books Sternes A Sentimental Journey is a travel-book or it is considered to be a travel book In fact this book is different from the others because it is a satire which makes fun of the conventional travel books of the time As it is understood from the name of the book it deals with feelings senses and emotion not with the places monuments or other concrete things In the book the protagonists name is Yorick and he is at the same time the narrator of the book He is the sentimental traveller and follows his sensibility He is so much different from the normal travellers In a way he wrote his travels with a different perspective in which he puts his own style However Yorick is a kind of mask for him The main emphasis of the book is based on senses and emotions so that the sexual attraction and feelings between men and women are very important in Sternes book Yorick has many relationships with women Therefore when we look through the story of Yorick it tells much about women and the sexual feelings between genders but the most important thing is that what about the importance of women for Yorick and for Laurence Sterne Also what is sensibility for man and for women In order to answer all of these questions we should closely look at the book at the same time to the certain features of that time In the eighteenth century women were considered to be more fragile than men and they were also seen as more sensitive and sensible However to be fragile and sensitive means to be weak and helpless for the eighteenth century people so women were considered to be
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