`` Sense And Sensibility `` By Jane Austen And The Novel `` A Room With A View ``

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While reading British literature, authors use an antagonist to portray their point of view

on a specific matter. Some authors may use them to relate to real world events as a satire. It is

clear that in the early Victorian era, and even in today’s age, greed and hubris can bring to the

downfall of an individual. The novel “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen and the novel “A

Room with a View” by E.M Forster both show that an excessive pride in one’s self, as well as

greed and the controlling of other people can become the ultimate demise of an individual.

Both novels portray specific antagonists that are controlling and manipulative. They use these

characteristics to get what they want with the lack of caring for others’ lives.

The first novel, “A Room with a View”, has Cecil Vyse as the antagonist. Cecil is a very

well-off man and intelligent. It is also safe to say he is politically correct in the way he speaks,

and acts. However, he missuses his intelligence. Instead of teaching others what he knows he

uses his smarts to demean others and make them feel unworthy of his presence. A clear

example of his excessive pride follows:

"I have no profession," said Cecil. "It is another example of my decadence. My attitude

quite an indefensible one-- is that so long as I am no trouble to any one I have a right to do as I

like. I know I ought to be getting money out of people, or devoting myself to things I don't care

a straw about, but somehow,…

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