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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…

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    Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.” Those powerful words spoken by James Allen in, As A Man Thinketh, are validated in Jane Austen’s, Sense and Sensibility. The novel takes the readers on an adventure through the lives of Marianne and Elinor Dashwood on their quest for happiness. Both Marianne and Elinor are faced with challenges in relation to love. Elinor is the mature, eldest sister who is associated with sense, while Marianne is more sentimental and is…

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    The State Theatre Company South Australia reinvented Jane Austen’s classic Sense and Sensibility in a modernised 2018 production that has the audience’s eye’s glued to the stage and leaving with aching cheeks from endless belly laughs. This fun and heart-warming adaptation still retains the classic quaintness of Jane Austen’s gossip filled world of late 18th century England. The State Theatre Company put a spin on the classic 18th century English grand style and flair. From the baby blue and…

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    Life is a journey filled with endless opportunities that can lead to unimaginable destinations. The choices people make on a daily basis have an effect on the outcome in which they are anticipating. Many times what one expects is not what they receive. Most people believe they know what is best for them and have their ideal path planned out. However, in reality, what one desires is not always the outcome. Being open-minded to change is important in order to sufficiently handle those situations.…

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    Above all else, Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility teaches us that nothing is sacrosanct. With such a heavy emphasis on the importance of marriage for young women of the eighteenth century, the novel suggests that there is an unspoken agreement that their romantic relationships are open to speculation and scrutiny among family and friends due to an interest in having a say in such marriages. Especially in the romantic relationships between Marianne and Willoughby, Elinor and Edward, and Lucy…

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    Elinor’s verbal dexterity is apparent at the meetings at Barton Park with the Exeter-hailed Miss Steeles. Though the elder Miss Steele’s obnoxiousness stems from her vulgarity, the young Lucy Steele’s unattractiveness comes from her shrewdness and her strategic confession to Elinor of her engagement to Edward Ferrars. Lucy appears to be the victor of the confrontation and the societal superior: her “superior claims on Edward” forces Elinor into a “silent amazement” while securing her future…

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    In her Sense and Sensibility, author Jane Austen uses the titular values to analyze the societal institution to which the female characters are restrained. This critique features the presentation of one’s emotions and sensitivities, but more important than what is expressed, however, is what is not. Through the limitations of the period’s etiquette, Austen illustrates that the restraint of one’s tongue may aid in verbal combat, but may also hold one linguistically captive. Similarly, poet…

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    Sense and Sensibility is the show about Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, sisters who separately speak to the “sense” and “sensibility” of the title. To make the show realistic light play vital role. If there is not any changes of lighting, Sense and Sensibility would not have powerful impacts on viewers. To have powerful impacts, we need to know how light function and how we can control the qualities of light. For the scene one, starting of show with costume dropping it was great to know how light…

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    Of the many societal struggles this passage from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (1811) depicts, the condition of women and femininity stands at its forefront. From a contemporary lens, the passage details the drastically differing and clashing aspects of the feminine ideal. Women in Austen’s society battled amongst themselves to secure economically prosperous marriages, which in turn required a massive degree of emotional control. Between these struggles and empathetic trauma, women…

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    Wealth and power in 18th century England were mostly defined by those that owned land in the countryside. The social structure during this time period in England was very rigid and defined by class. Material wealth, especially inheritance and land ownership were inseparable from engagement and marriage. This is the world that Jane Austen found herself living in, and she used her writing as a means of exposing these flaws. Through her writing, she often satirizes characters by making them…

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