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Austen Vs. Thompson: Sense and Sensibility, Then and Now

Summary: The societies of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries had an entirely different outlook on life in general than we do today. Emma Thompson's adaptation of Jane Austin's novel, Sense and Sensibility, proves that theory. Austen seemed to object to children and mothers. Emma Thompson, on the other hand, seems to consider them blessings.
The societies of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries had an entirely different outlook on life in general than we do today. Emma Thompson's adaptation of Jane Austin's novel, Sense and Sensibility, proves that theory. In the story, a family of 3 sisters and their mother move to a much smaller home because the family property was inherited by their half brother. The story continues with one sister's passionate and obvious romance and another sister's equally passionate, but more sensible love and the eventual marriage of both sisters.

Austen seemed to object to children and mothers. Perhaps this seems like an unreasonable conjecture, but look at the evidence. She justified all of Fanny Dashwood's actions with the excuse of her being motherly. A good example of this is in the second chapter when she says, "To take three thousand pounds from...

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