Sense and Sensibility

This is a sentimental favourite of mine since I watched it with my sister
and it was my introduction into the world of Jane Austen.


Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are sisters with opposite temperaments. Traditionally, it has been viewed that 19 year old Elinor, the elder daughter, represents "sense" (reason) of the title, and Marianne , who is 17, represents "sensibility" (emotion). However this view is a very restricting one. On close inspection of the novel it can be seen that each sister represents different aspects of each characteristic.

Elinor and Marianne are the daughters of Mr. Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John and the Dashwood women are left impoverished. Fortunately, a distant relative offers to rent the women a cottage on his property.

The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home, where they experience both romance and heartbreak. The contrast between the sisters' characters is eventually resolved as they each find love and lasting happiness.

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4 comments:

  1. I wanted to share my review of Ang Lee's film Sense and Sensibility: http://robie2008.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/sense-and-sensibility-1995-ang-lee/

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  2. gelpi2010, glad to know that someone else loves this film too!

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  3. I loved this movie ,I tohught it was the perfect adaptation of the book ,the casting was perfect

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  4. My dad bought this film for my mom, who heavily dislikes period dramas. Bored one day, I pulled it off our video shelf and watched it. And the rest is history. I love this movie so much, I can pretty much quote the entire film.

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