Monday, October 19, 2015

Epic Novel Review: Sense & Sensibility

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Written by Jane Austen

 Blurb Reads:

'The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!'

Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love—and its threatened loss—the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

I think...

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This book is an epic tale of two very different sisters. Marianne caught up in romance, and Elinor putting even her own feelings aside to be the sensible one. In the end I think they both learn through their tragedies and come to a closer relationship than before. Marianne gains a a bit of a sense of sensibility, and Elinor knows more about her sister. 

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