Sense and Sensibility Character Descriptions

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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 because his son does not...

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