Sense and Sensibility Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

Colonel Brandon - An affluent suitor and eventual husband. Although reserved and not passionate, he has a very good heart and his unselfish acts helps out those in distress. His temperament conforms to Austen's and Elinor's idea of sense rather than sensibility.

Miss Elinor Dashwood - In spite of the fact that she has strong feelings and artistic talent, a sense of prudence governs her actions. When her preferred match briefly fails, she copes privately, never letting on to others how much she is wounded.

Mrs. Fanny Dashwood - Her arguments in chapter two show that she is both shrewd and selfish, her thoughts revolving around the family wealth and social standing. Austen never gives a flattering description of her, displaying a marked scorn in all depictions of her.

Mr. Henry Dashwood - His untimely death leaves his wife and daughters in a financial predicament, but mostly...

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