Sense and Sensibility - Study Guide Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23 Summary

Although Elinor is disturbed by Lucy's confession, she decides to approach the problem logically and try to determine whether Lucy is telling the truth. She is worried that Lucy might be telling the truth, but feels that since everyone (including Fanny) thought that Edward was in love with her it must be so. She sets out to spend more time with Lucy to ask her about Edward, but is unable to get her alone for a private discussion. She finally gets a chance when Sir John invites the ladies to his house for the day. While the group is chatting, Lucy and Elinor decide to make a basket. As the chapter ends, Elinor feels that it is now quiet and private enough to discuss the matter with Lucy.

Chapter 23 Analysis

Austen shows again in this chapter that Elinor is logical and does not allow her emotions to...

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