Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Willoughby soon calls on the Dashwoods and is received warmly. Austen describes how compatible he and Marianne are and how they quickly make a connection. After he leaves, Elinor acts somewhat waspish and wonders how long the two will be able to sustain a conversation, since they discussed several issues during his visit. The chapter goes on to describe the courtship, and notes how Marianne feels she has found her ideal man.

Elinor becomes aware of Colonel Brandon's love for her sister, and notes that she likes him. Willoughby and Marianne, however, have a conversation in which they say that Brandon is too quiet and is only liked by widows and married women. Elinor and the two engage in a debate about Brandon's character, with the end result that both Marianne and Willoughby have their dislike of him strengthened.

Chapter 10 Analysis

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