My thoughts on “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austin

I finished reading the book yesterday and I must say that it was a pretty good read. I got interested in Jane Austin because so many people have associated her with “romance” and praised her ability to depict emotion so I had to find out for myself what the fuss was all about.
Since this was my first Jane Austin novel, I didn’t know what to expect. The story line was alright but the characterization was fascinating. I especially enjoyed the character and personality of Elinor even though I’m the opposite of her. I liked how she kept calm and cool, the restraint of her manner, and how prudent she was when faced with difficult situation like when Lucy was telling her about her engagement to Edward and or when Willoughby came and revealed his heart to her. I certainly wish and I’m working on having the self-control and logic of Elinor.
What’s interesting though is that the stark contrast between the two sisters: Elinor and Marianne was supposed to represent what the literary scene in Austin’s day. Elinor represents the classic trend of traditions and self-image and Marianne represents the new trend the encouraged expression and indulgence in nature and luxury. In other words, I feel like Marianne’s character should have been more appealing to the reader but I much preferred the depth of Elinor’s character.

Have you ever read “Sense and Sensibility”, if yes then what did you think of it?

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Christina is 25 years old, living in Los Angeles, USA. She graduated in 2013, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Creative Writing. Christina is a curious soul, so she filled her college career with classes about art, philosophy, fashion, photography, etc. You name it, she took it (say... archery? Yes. Hmm belly dancing? Yes!). Yes, it all that "learning" did result in prolonging her stay at college, but she doesn't regret it one bit, as she feels ready as ever to produce this blog to you and introduce you to her colorful world! She has three blogs, make sure to check them out: 4ever21Christina A blog for the happy, modern, well-rounded woman. Today Is the Day Tune in for daily inspirational quotes plus their matching photos. I Heart Vocabulary A vocabulary devoted blog.

2 thoughts on “My thoughts on “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austin”

  1. I’m not quite sure how Jane Austen would feel about the adaption but if you’re interested in trying a quirky version of one of her other classics, try Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith). Definitely a different take on things.

    1. Thank you for recommending this. I plan to read “Pride and Prejudice” next then I’ll read the book you suggested. Although I’m the kind of person that doesn’t like to miss with the “classics” lol. What did you think of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”?

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