Sense and Sensibility - Study Guide Chapter 30 Summary & Analysis

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The chapter begins with Mrs. Jennings bursting into Marianne's room to tell her that Willoughby has become engaged to a Miss Grey. She offers some comfort to Marianne and then leaves. Marianne is upset, but decides to come to dinner. At dinner Mrs. Jennings is very nice to Marianne. This treatment makes her upset and she runs out of the room. After she leaves, Mrs. Jennings tells Elinor that Miss Grey is very rich and that is why Willoughby left Marianne. She notes that Willoughby was in too much debt to get married to Marianne, and this is why he made her wait so long.

Elinor asks for more information, and Mrs. Jennings tells her that Miss Grey often argues with her guardians, the Ellisons. She also goes out of her way to plan activities to cheer Marianne up, which Elinor says are unnecessary. She urges Mrs...

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