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sense and sensibility1

In the movie Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen illuminated the repeated theme of emotions versus control through the actions of her two characters, Marianne, who was very sensuous and Elinor, who was very sensible. Their actions showed how Marianne was in touch with her senses and fully experienced her emotions and how Elinor seemed to possess good practical judgment and thought more about her actions and consequences thoroughly. These differences in their characters were exemplified throughout the story as they experienced love, disappointment, and resolution.When the sisters experienced their first love, they each expressed their feelings very differently. When Elinor first met Edward in the beginning of the movie and started to fall in love with him, his character developed into a caring, kind and gentle one. When Mrs. Dashwood was talking to Franny on the porch, watching Edward and Elinor walk together, Franny said to her, “Should he plant his affections in less than exalted ground.” Franny lead on and said that Edward was not of Elinors low social standings. Then Elinor and the girls left and went to live far off elsewhere. Elinor was very quiet and said that Edward never committed anything to her and she controled and held her emotion inside. This same scenario happened to Marianne later in the story. When she met Willoughby after his daring rescue of her from her twisted ankle, she immediately fell for him and his romantic poetry. She spent a great deal of time with him and she believed his feelings were mutual and there was love between the two of them. However, he left suddenly and without any explanation. Marianne coped with disappointment very differently than Elinor. Marianne cried, was very openly sad, and emotionally distraught for several days. She let it be known that she was unhappy and solicited pity and comfort from others. When the sisters were invited to London, they each had very differe...

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