Sense And Sennsibility In Jane Austen And Charles Dickens

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Both Jane Austen and Charles Dickens possess names that the average teenage American has heard of at some point in their few years of life. Throughout the following text we will explore what each has presented and contributed to their readers. Contrasting things such as sense verses sensibility, and fact verses imagination. In the reading of these different works, it is easy to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for different perspectives and situations. Let us begin with delving into the first novel ever published by Jane Austen; Sense and Sensibility. Within the title lie the ideas of the plot of the entire book, a contrast between the possession of sense and of sensibility. In this book, sensibility is portrayed in characters …show more content…
In Sense and Sensibility specifically, there are valuable things to be gained from its examples of courtship, marriage, and love. To set this kind of cascade up for success, the novel presents many factors that will contribute to the success of a relationship. Getting to know a person is of great value in order to lay the foundation of any relationship, especially in the process of a courtship. As you become more familiar with the qualities of an individual, the natural consequence will be an appreciation for their positive qualities and will either prove, or condemn any potential future. Elinor quietly observes and then begins to interact more with Edward and consequently, gets to know him as a person and appreciate his character. This lays that foundation for a successful future relationship even though it might not have been foreseen at the …show more content…
Personally, the most interesting of all the presented issues was that of the relationship between happiness and success. Happiness most commonly comes from the quality of the relationships we have with the people around us. In an ideal world, all people would be happy. In a commonly-perceived world, rich people are happy because they’re successful. This commonly-perceived idea is challenged as Tom Gradgrind, in the most politically successful part of his career exclaims to his daughter, “I am an unhappy man to see you thus”. What a statement. This sheds light on the fact that happiness is found in the success of relationships and family instead of public

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