Elizabeth’s mind was too full for conversation, but she saw and admired every remarkable spot and point of view. They gradually ascended for half a mile, and then found themselves at the top of a considerable eminence, where the wood ceased, and the eye was instantly caught by Pemberley House, situated on the opposite side of a valley, into which the road with some abruptness wound.”
This is one moment when Elizabeth realizes that she judged Darcy too hard. Pemberley can represent Elizabeth’s journey to know Mr. Darcy. His house represents who he is. He is handsome, doesn’t show a lot of emotions, and stands his ground on what he feels.
"marriage" does not mean an act of ungoverned passion (not even in Lydia’s and Wickham’s rash elopement does it mean this: for Wickham has his eye on a settlement by blackmail, and Lydia’s infatuation complex engagement between the marrying couple and society—that individual marries society as well as his mate,…"
This can go along with Jane Austen’s most famous line, because of how the line can be interpreted anyway they want it to. So, it can show that a man or a women, want each other, just because of the benefits that being married can bring them.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
This is one of Jane Austen’s most famous lines from her novels. The line can be interpreted in many different forms and ways. I interpret it as a flip, in the sense that a women looks for a man with a good fortune, so they don’t have to work and spend their time looking luxurious.
Jane Austen’s version of ‘sensibility’ — that is individualism, or the worship of self, in various familiar guises — is as harshly dealt with here as anywhere in the anti-jacobin.”
Jane Austen was alive and wrote during the French Revolution. When Marilyn Butler brings up that Jane Austen likes to show the real truth in her stories. Everyone had to be the same in the 19th century and in Sense and Sensibility she shows how sensibility is how people need to be themselves.
In a typically muted aside, Jane Austen lets us know the grounds of Lady Middleton’s dislike of the Dashwood girls. They do not flatter her or her children as the Steele’s do. But, more important, they have ‘too much sense to be desirable companions’.
Lady Middleton remarks that the Dashwood girls are too knowledgable and accomplished to ever have a man. When courting a man, a woman has to be accomplished, to seem desired, but Lady Middleton says this, because they don’t have the ranking to be as accomplished as they are.
It is quite false to assume that merely because Marianne is treated relative gentleness. Jane Austen has no more than a qualified belief in the evils of sensibility. She spares Marianne, the individual, in order to have her recant from sensibility, the system.”
When writers write stories, they write on what they know. A big part of Jane Austen’s life is in the regency period, where things were strict and rules had to be followed. So, when she wrote Sense and Sensibility, she has Elinor who likes to follow the rules, because she has to. Then there is Marianne who wishes she didn’t have to follow the rules, because she wants to follow new rules.
"I am afraid," replied Elinor, "that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety."
"On the contrary, nothing can be a stronger proof of it, Elinor; for if there had been any real impropriety in what I did, I should have been sensible of it at the time, for we always know when we are acting wrong, and with such a conviction I could have had no pleasure."
I like this quote, because it shows the difference between Elinor and Marianne in the way that they think. Elinor likes to follow the rules. To me, Marianne wants things to change and not be so strict.
Every young lady and gentleman should learn how to mind their manners. To be a great person in society, is to be the society.