Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 37 Summary & Analysis

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This chapter begins with Mrs. Jennings rushing in to tell Elinor that Fanny has become upset. When Elinor asks why, Mrs. Jennings tells her that Fanny has learned about Lucy and Edward's engagement. When Fanny first encountered Lucy, says Mrs. Jennings, she drove her to tears and then forced her to leave their house. Mrs. Jennings notes that Mrs. Ferrars has not yet heard of the engagement, but that she is sure that Mrs. Ferrars will approve the match.

Elinor does not really know how she feels about losing Edward, but she is very curious about how both Edward and his mother will react to the engagement becoming public. She does, however, worry about how Marianne will react to the news. Her fears prove right, as Marianne cries and compares Edward directly to Willoughby. Elinor next tells her that she has known for four months, and Marianne...

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