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Sense and Sensibility Compared to Philosophical Optimism

Summary: Compares Jane Austin's Sense and Sensibility to the philosophically optimistic ideas of Spinoza and Leibniz. Considers how Austin proves that although there are things that happen that are bad, they are not evil and only happen to help create the best of all possible worlds. Concludes that The only reason that these bad things happen in the novel is because they are necessary in order to achieve the best of all worlds for everyone.
Jane Austin's Sense and Sensibility illustrates philosophically optimistic ideas of Spinoza and Leibniz through the positive outcomes in the novel. Austin proves that although there are things that happen that are bad, they are not evil and only happen to help create the best of all possible worlds. Marianne's life proves this idea, she suffers and has misfortunes rule her life but in the it is all necessary in order for her to experience true love with the Colonel. Everything that happens in life is working towards a best end, trusting in this idea allows people to live life freely and trust that no matter what happens to them it will turn out beneficial.

There needs to be a loss before there can be a gain, even if at times something seems hopeless because of a great loss the outcome will still be...

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