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Essay | The Metaphor Title of "Sense and Sensibility"

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The Metaphor Title of "Sense and Sensibility"

Summary: In this novel "Sense and Sensibility," Jane Austen uses the title of the book to illustrate the differences between the two main characters: Elinor to represent sense and Marianne to represent sensibility. Sense and sensibility also indicates a split division, polar opposites, and how these opposites compliment each other.

In this novel Jane Austen uses the title of the book itself as a metaphor to illustrate the differences between the two main characters, with Elinor to represent the sense and Marianne to represent the sensibility. Sense and sensibility also indicates a split division, polar opposites, and how these opposites compliment each other, as can be seen throughout the novel.

The dominant theme in this novel is sense prevailing over sensibility. It is a theme which can be seen in most of the characters; however the concentration is on Elinor and Marianne, who are two sisters and are often perceived as polar opposites. Marianne tends to be viewed as the `sensibility' and Elinor as the `sense'. Jane Austen opens the novel with the girls' father, (Mr John Dashwood) who is dying, and stressing to his son that although Mrs Dashwood and the girls...

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