Sense and Sensibility - Study Guide Chapter 36 Summary & Analysis

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At the beginning of the chapter we learn that Mrs. Palmer has had a baby boy, and that Mrs. Jennings is spending most of her time with her daughter. This means that the sisters have to spend their time with the Middletons and the Steele sisters, which they would prefer not to do. Austen goes to lengths to describe the fact that the feeling is mutual with the Steele sisters feeling jealous of them, and Lady Middleton finds them to be too logical and intelligent to be interesting companions. We also learn that Marianne has stopped taking care of herself, and is still depressed and upset.

The Dashwood sisters are invited to a musical party along with Fanny and John, much to Fanny's displeasure. Elinor meets Robert Ferrars, Fanny's brother, whom she had seen at Gray's buying a toothpick case. He turns out to be foolish, conceited...

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