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Sense and Sensibility Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 48 Summary

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Chapter 48 Summary

This chapter starts with Elinor reflecting on the fact that some part of her had hoped Edward would give Lucy up and marry her, and now that he was married she felt pain. She imagines that it was Lucy's impatience that prompted the quick marriage, and she also envisions their life together at Delaford. Elinor is surprised that none of their friends have told her about the marriage in their letters.

Elinor is shocked when Edward comes to the cottage, and the Dashwoods struggle to converse politely with him. Finally Elinor asks where Lucy is, and Edward informs them that his brother Robert is the one who married Lucy. Elinor leaves the room and begins to cry in joy, while Edward becomes silent and finally leaves the cottage.

Chapter 48 Analysis

Elinor's exploration of her sudden emotional response shows that her "sense" is starting to return...

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