Sense and Sensibility Critical Theory

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Irvine – Women were given the skills necessary to rise in the judgement of men
and thus to secure a husband, rather than to exercise rational or moral judgement themselves
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Tony Tanner- The novel is precipitated by the tensions between potential
instability of the individual and the required stability of society
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Alastair Duckworth – Willoughby is defined and is willing to be defined,
in terms of the ‘hero of the favourite story'
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Alastair Duckworth - Marianne is drawn into increasingly serious acts of impropriety
She accepts from Willoughby the gift of a horse, forgetting that the expense of keeping it will be burden to the family’s reduced income
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Alastair Duckworth - The John Dashwood’s, Lady Middleton, Mrs Ferrars, Lucy Steele
exhibit sense as well as prudence and reserve’
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Marilyn Butler - The issue between the two contrasted sisters is presented according to the
view of nature-nurture dichotomy
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Kenneth Moler - Marianne attains maturity and sense with
Elinor's assistance: Elinor learns to give way to her feelings
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David Partikian - White Elinor marries for true love
Marianne has to settle for compromise
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Enotes - Societal manners are central to the lives of the female characters
they are expected to behave and conduct themselves in particular ways in order be happy and successful
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Marilyn Butler - Both Lucy and Fanny clothe their
mercenariness decently in the garments of sensibility
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Enotes - Mrs Jennings is a mother substitute for Elinor and Marianne,
providing them with the better support and protection than Mrs Dashwood does'
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David Partikian - 'There are no prince charming in Sense and Sensibility
just husbands who represent mediocre compromise
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William Heath - Like all of Austen's young women, both implicitly acknowledge
that financial security and social stability depend on marriage
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Generosity is seen
as a necessary virtue in the social word of S&S
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S&S depends on tensions between
what is concealed and what is shared
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Tony Tanner- The novel is precipitated by the tensions between potential

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instability of the individual and the required stability of society

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Alastair Duckworth – Willoughby is defined and is willing to be defined,

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Alastair Duckworth - Marianne is drawn into increasingly serious acts of impropriety

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Alastair Duckworth - The John Dashwood’s, Lady Middleton, Mrs Ferrars, Lucy Steele

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