Sense and Sensibility - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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This chapter describes the Dashwoods' visit to Barton Park. Austen takes the opportunity to describe Sir John as a "sportsman," and Lady Middleton as a devoted mother who loved to spoil her children. Sir John is also described as a friend to all the children and young adults in the area, whom he often feeds and plans parties for. Sir John welcomes the Dashwoods and notes that Lady Middleton's mother (Mrs. Jennings) and his friend Colonel Brandon are also there for dinner.

Mrs. Jennings is described as friendly and funny, while Colonel Brandon is quiet and gentleman-like. The party is described as being fairly dull, and Marianne plays the piano. Colonel Brandon's reaction to her piano playing is described in detail, as he pays close attention to the music. Marianne is touched by his politeness in contrast to the Middletons and decides to forgive him...

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