Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 47 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 47 Summary

Elinor immediately tells her mother about Willoughby's confession. Mrs. Dashwood feels sorry for Willoughby, but cannot forgive him entirely for his treatment of Miss Williams. Elinor notes that she would feel more sympathetic if she had heard the words from Willoughby. That evening Marianne tells her mother and sister that she is glad she knows about Willoughby, and that she could never have been happy married to him. Elinor and Mrs. Dashwood agree, and Elinor points out that he is a selfish person. She points out that he now feels regret because his actions have not made him happy, not because he wishes joy for Marianne.

Following their discussion the Dashwoods are fairly happy, although Marianne is not recovering as well as she had been. One day their servant returns from an errand and tells Elinor that Mr. Ferrars has married Lucy. He says he saw Mr...

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