History Literature / SenseAndSensibility

11th Jun '18 7:18:39 PM LadyNorbert
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* AgeGapAlgebra: Discussed a lot when Colonel Brandon falls in love with Marianne Dashwood. He is 35 and she is 17, and she is a bit offended that he thinks of her that way and generally thinks he's too old for any love or marriage. Her sister Elinor thinks that it is a significant gap, but says a woman of 27 and a man of 35 might be quite happy together. Near the end of the novel, Colonel is still very much in love with her, and the narrator says he had "little to do but to calculate the disproportion between thirty-six and seventeen".

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* AgeGapAlgebra: Discussed a lot when Colonel Brandon falls in love with Marianne Dashwood. He is 35 and she is 17, and she is a bit offended that he thinks of her that way and generally thinks he's too old for any love or marriage. Her sister Elinor thinks that it is a significant gap, but says a woman of 27 and a man of 35 might be quite happy together. Near the end of the novel, Colonel is still very much in love with her, and the narrator says he had "little to do but to calculate the disproportion between thirty-six and seventeen".



* AlliterativeName: Lady Middleton, whose first name is Mary. (It's only mentioned once, by her mother.)



** Colonel Brandon's "Eliza" was forced to marry his older brother. She was an orphan and a guardian of their father, and very wealthy. The family estate was in debts, so they needed her fortune for the eldest brother and to be used on the family estate. He didn't love her or deserve her.

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** Colonel Brandon's "Eliza" was forced to marry his older brother. She was an orphan and a guardian his orphaned cousin raised under the guardianship of their Brandon's father, and very wealthy. The Brandon family estate was in debts, debt, so they needed her fortune for Eliza to marry the Colonel's eldest brother and in order for her fortune to be used on the family estate. He didn't love her or deserve her.



* ClingyJealousGirl: Miss Grey, Willoughby's rich new fiancee. Upon him and Marianne running into each other at a ball, she orders him to write the cold breakup letter immediately, going so far as to actually dictate it. (Of course, all this information comes from Willoughby explaining himself in an attempt to look better, so it should be taken with some salt.)

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* ClingyJealousGirl: Miss Grey, Willoughby's rich new fiancee. Upon him fiancée. After he and Marianne running run into each other at a ball, she intercepts a letter from Marianne which confirms all of her suspicions, and orders him to write the cold breakup letter immediately, immediately - even going so far as to actually dictate it. (Of course, all this information comes from Willoughby explaining himself in an attempt to look better, so it should be taken with some salt.))
** Lucy behaves this way toward Elinor, who is smart enough to recognize it and not fall for her act.



* DancesAndBalls: Sir John is fond of throwing dancing parties at his country estate, but only one they attend in London is of great significance to the plot. There, the Dashwood ladies met Willoughby who was skillfully avoiding them since their arrival in London. Willoughby's fiancée also sees Marianne and it's strongly implied she's jealous of Marianne's great beauty and because of rumours about Willoughby's involvement with her.
%% * TheDandy: Robert Ferrars.

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* DancesAndBalls: Sir John is fond of throwing dancing parties at his country estate, but only one they attend in London is of great significance to the plot. There, the Dashwood ladies met Willoughby sisters encounter Willoughby, who was skillfully previously avoiding them since their arrival in London. Willoughby's fiancée also sees Marianne and it's strongly implied she's jealous of Marianne's great beauty and because of rumours about Willoughby's involvement with her.
%% * TheDandy: Robert Ferrars.Ferrars is depicted this way when he first appears, although Elinor doesn't know who he is at the moment. He spends a ridiculous amount of time fussing over a custom toothpick case, and when he looks at her and Marianne, she thinks that he seems to be expecting them to admire him rather than the other way around. He doesn't improve upon proper introduction.



** Elinor, although she mostly [[SurroundedByIdiots keeps her snarkiness to herself]]. And she is too polite and too well-mannered to openly sneer at people.
---> '''Mr Robert Ferrars:''' For my own part, I am excessively fond of a cottage; there is always so much comfort, so much elegance about them. And I protest, if I had any money to spare, I should buy a little land and build one myself, within a short distance of London, where I might drive myself down at any time, and collect a few friends about me, and be happy. I advise every body who is going to build, to build a cottage. (...) Some people imagine that there can be no accommodations, no space in a cottage; but this is all a mistake. (...) So that, in fact, you see, if people do but know how to set about it, every comfort may be as well enjoyed in a cottage as in the most spacious dwelling.
--->'''Naration:''' Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.

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** Elinor, although she mostly [[SurroundedByIdiots keeps her snarkiness to herself]]. And herself]]; she is too polite and too well-mannered to openly sneer at people.
---> '''Mr Robert '''Robert Ferrars:''' For my own part, I am excessively fond of a cottage; there is always so much comfort, so much elegance about them. And I protest, if I had any money to spare, I should buy a little land and build one myself, within a short distance of London, where I might drive myself down at any time, and collect a few friends about me, and be happy. I advise every body who is going to build, to build a cottage. (...) Some people imagine that there can be no accommodations, no space in a cottage; but this is all a mistake. (...) So that, in fact, you see, if people do but know how to set about it, every comfort may be as well enjoyed in a cottage as in the most spacious dwelling.
--->'''Naration:''' --->'''Narration:''' Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.



** Mrs. Dashwood is a very affectionate mother, to Marianne in particular. But she loves all her daughters.
** Lady Middleton is doting to all of her children, who are described as essentially her reason for existing. They are very spoiled.
* DoubleInLawMarriage: Half-siblings John and Elinor Dashwood to siblings Fanny and Edward Ferrars. They are not particularly close because one couple are selfish jerks (John and Elinor), the other are a pair of good, kind and reasonable people (Ellinor and Edward).

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** Mrs. Dashwood is a very affectionate mother, to Marianne in particular. But she loves all of her daughters.
** Lady Middleton is doting to dotes on all of her children, who are described as essentially her reason for existing. They are very spoiled.
* DoubleInLawMarriage: Half-siblings John and Elinor Dashwood to siblings Fanny and Edward Ferrars. They are not particularly close because one couple are selfish jerks (John and Elinor), Fanny), the other are a pair of good, kind and reasonable people (Ellinor (Elinor and Edward).



* EmotionsVsStoicism: Both themes are presented in the title and in the personalities of Marianne and Elinor. Elinor represents "sense," which then meant what it does now - having a good head on your shoulders and not letting your feelings carry you away. Marianne represents "sensibility", which meant more of a strength of feeling or something akin to {{Romanticism}}. Austen's sympathies are not clearly sung at either side; Marianne's strong sensibility is tested throughout the novel and her romantic, self-indulgent ways almost kill her, and she is eventually forced to learn to be more like her rational sister. Elinor however has to reconcile her private feelings and the way she acts, for example admitting her inner pain to her family.

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* EmotionsVsStoicism: Both themes are presented in the title and in the personalities of Marianne and Elinor. Elinor represents "sense," which then meant what it does now - having a good head on your shoulders and not letting your feelings carry you away. Marianne represents "sensibility", which meant more of a strength of feeling or something akin to {{Romanticism}}. Austen's sympathies are not clearly sung at on either side; Marianne's strong sensibility is tested throughout the novel and her romantic, self-indulgent ways almost kill her, and she is eventually forced to learn to be more like her rational sister. Elinor however Elinor, meanwhile, has to reconcile her private feelings and the way she acts, for example admitting her inner pain to her family.



** It's noted in the narration that when the Steele sisters stay with the Dashwood, Fanny calls Lucy by her Christian name as an indication of how attached she is to her.

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** It's noted in the narration that when the Steele sisters stay with the Dashwood, Dashwoods, Fanny calls Lucy by her Christian name as an indication of how attached she is to her.



** Willoughby is a male example. He's very rich, as far as property is concerned. He owns an estate Combe Magna (and some land with it, we may assume), but he doesn't have lots of money, and later we find out why -- he has debts. He's also expected to inherit possessions of Mrs Smith to whom he is related, especially her estate Allenham Court. When he falls out of her favour, he decides to marry for money. He leaves penniless Marianne whom he loves and marries Miss Grey with fifty thousand pounds (the wealthiest bride in Jane Austen's 'verse). He later claims she knew he didn't love her when he proposed.

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** Willoughby is a male example. He's very rich, as far as property is concerned. He owns an estate estate, Combe Magna (and Magna, and some land with it, we may assume), but he doesn't have lots of money, and later we find out why -- he has debts. He's also expected to inherit possessions of Mrs Smith Smith, to whom he is related, especially in particular her estate of Allenham Court. When he falls out of her favour, he decides to marry for money. He leaves penniless Marianne Marianne, whom he loves loves, and marries Miss Grey with fifty thousand pounds (the wealthiest bride in Jane Austen's 'verse). He later claims she knew he didn't love her when he proposed.



** Lucy Steele. As a very young man, Edward Ferrars became secretly engaged to her. Even though he doesn't love her any more, he can't honourably break off the engagement. She maintains the pretense of selfless devotion to him, even after he is disowned because of her, until she has secured a better prospect: [[spoiler: his younger brother]].

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** Lucy Steele. As a very young man, Edward Ferrars became secretly engaged to her. Even though he doesn't love her any more, anymore, he can't honourably break off the engagement. She maintains the pretense of selfless devotion to him, even after he is disowned because of her, until she has secured a better prospect: [[spoiler: his younger brother]].



* HiddenHeartOfGold: Mr. Palmer behaves rudely or indifferently to everyone he meets in the belief that this makes him appear distinguished. Later on it's shown that he does love his family, especially his baby son, and he goes out of his way to be kind and polite to Marianne and Elinor when events go against them. Once staying in his house for the Easter holidays, Elinor is pleased to find that she likes him a lot more than she ever expected.

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* HiddenHeartOfGold: Mr. Palmer behaves rudely or indifferently to everyone he meets in the belief that this makes him appear distinguished. Later on Later, it's shown that he does love his family, especially his baby son, and he goes out of his way to be kind and polite to Marianne and Elinor when events go against them. Once staying in his house for the Easter holidays, Elinor is pleased to find that she likes him a lot more than she ever expected.



* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me. This is part of Edward's explanation for why he stayed in Norland for so long while he was falling in love with Elinor; he had convinced himself that she only saw him as a friend, so he was only hurting himself.

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* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me.Gender flipped. This is part of Edward's explanation for why he stayed in Norland for so long while he was falling in love with Elinor; he had convinced himself that she only saw him as a friend, so he was only hurting himself.



** Edward promised that he would get married to an illiterate, mean, mercenary girl. Despite them being teenagers in love, he considered his word binding.
** Elinor promised she would keep Lucy's secret, which she did, despite her personal heartbreak, and despite the girl's [[BitchInSheepsClothing cat-playing-with-a-mouse behavior]]. Especially honourable of her because Elinor's [[ExactWords wording of the promise did not bind her to absolute silence]]. She said: "your secret is safe with me," which is rather vague, and a less scrupulous person would probably feel she could at least tell her sister, or her mother. But she [[StoicWoobie keeps her mouth shut and listens to all the snide comments]]. And all the while she could just drop a hint to her sister-in-law -- Edward's sister -- and the engagement would fall apart.

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** Edward promised that he would get married to marry an illiterate, mean, mercenary girl. Despite them being teenagers in love, he considered his word binding.
** Elinor promised she would keep Lucy's secret, which she did, despite her personal heartbreak, and despite the girl's [[BitchInSheepsClothing cat-playing-with-a-mouse behavior]]. Especially It's especially honourable of her because Elinor's [[ExactWords wording of the promise did not bind her to absolute silence]]. She said: said, in essence, that "your secret is safe with me," which is rather vague, and a less scrupulous person would probably feel she could at least tell her sister, or her mother. But she [[StoicWoobie keeps her mouth shut and listens to all the snide comments]]. And all the while she could just drop a hint to her sister-in-law -- Edward's sister -- and the engagement would fall apart.



** Mrs Ferrars is an extremely unpleasant woman. One really has to wonder how [[WhiteSheep Edward]] turned out so nice, coming from such a family.

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** Mrs Mrs. Ferrars is an extremely unpleasant woman. One really has to wonder how [[WhiteSheep Edward]] turned out so nice, coming from such a family.



* KnightInShiningArmor: Colonel Brandon is an honourable man. He's taken under his wing his first love's illegitimate daughter and continues taking care of her even though people suspect she's ''his'' illegitimate daughter as well, which is not true. He also very generously offers a living to Edward whose family cut him off.

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* KnightInShiningArmor: Colonel Brandon is an honourable man. He's taken under his wing his first love's illegitimate daughter and continues taking care of her even though people suspect she's ''his'' illegitimate daughter as well, which is not true. He also very generously offers a living to Edward whose after his family cut him off.disinherits him.



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* LoveHurts: The Austen Novel. First there's Edward's mixed signals towards Elinor, then there's Willoughby and Marianne's passionate romance and his inexplicable abandonment of her, then there's Edward's secret engagement to a girl he doesn't love anymore, ''then'' there's the Colonel Brandon's first love....

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* LoveHurts: The Austen Novel. First there's Edward's mixed signals towards Elinor, then there's Willoughby and Marianne's passionate romance and his inexplicable abandonment of her, then there's Edward's secret engagement to a girl he doesn't love anymore, ''then'' there's the Colonel Brandon's first love....love...



* TheNotLoveInterest: Colonel Brandon and Elinor, who half the cast eventually start shipping as much as Brandon/Marianne. Even Elinor admits to herself that she can understand where they get the idea.

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* TheNotLoveInterest: Colonel Brandon and Elinor, who whom half the cast eventually start shipping as much as Brandon/Marianne. Even Elinor admits to herself that she can understand where they get the idea.



* SpoiledBrat: Lady Middleton's children are described as this. They're overindulged nd uncontrollable, and the reasons are illustrated in one scene where Annamaria scratches herself on a needle and starts crying--her mother and the Miss Steeles immediately begin pampering her, coddling her, and giving her sweets, which she perceives as a reward for her bawling.

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* SpoiledBrat: Lady Middleton's children are described as this. They're overindulged nd and uncontrollable, and the reasons are illustrated in one scene where Annamaria scratches herself on a needle and starts crying--her mother and the Miss Steeles immediately begin pampering her, coddling her, and giving her sweets, which she perceives as a reward for her bawling.



* TheVamp: Fanny Dashwood. The woman is a work of art. She talks her husband out of fulfilling his father's LastRequest to TakeCareOfTheKids. Then she treats them with all sorts of coldness and contempt because they're living in what is now her house. Then she resents them for taking their own staff with them when they move out. She even resents the fact that they take ''their own belongings'' with them!

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* TheVamp: Fanny Dashwood. The woman is a work of art. She First she talks her husband out of fulfilling his father's LastRequest to TakeCareOfTheKids. Then she treats them with all sorts of coldness and contempt because they're living in what is now her house. Then she resents them for taking their own staff with them when they move out. She even resents the fact that they take ''their own belongings'' with them!
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%% * ClingyJealousGirl: Lucy Steele.

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%% * ClingyJealousGirl: Lucy Steele.Miss Grey, Willoughby's rich new fiancee. Upon him and Marianne running into each other at a ball, she orders him to write the cold breakup letter immediately, going so far as to actually dictate it. (Of course, all this information comes from Willoughby explaining himself in an attempt to look better, so it should be taken with some salt.)
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** Fanny's other brother, Robert, is self-absorbed. When Elinor meets him, he talks only about himself and his views on every matter. He's not particularly clever, either.

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** Fanny's other brother, Robert, is self-absorbed. When Elinor meets him, he talks only about himself and his views on every matter. He's not particularly clever, either.He ridicules his brother Edward because he wants to become a clergyman.



* KnightInShiningArmor:
** Colonel Brandon.
** Subverted with Willoughby.

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* KnightInShiningArmor:
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KnightInShiningArmor: Colonel Brandon.
Brandon is an honourable man. He's taken under his wing his first love's illegitimate daughter and continues taking care of her even though people suspect she's ''his'' illegitimate daughter as well, which is not true. He also very generously offers a living to Edward whose family cut him off.
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** Subverted with Willoughby.



* LastNameBasis:
** Colonel Brandon's first name is never revealed.
** Lady Middleton averts this only barely. Her first name - Mary - is used all of once in the entire book, by her mother.

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* LastNameBasis:
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LastNameBasis: Colonel Brandon's first name is never revealed.
** Lady Middleton averts this only barely. Her first name - Mary - is used all of once in the entire book, by her mother.
revealed.


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* DancesAndBalls: Sir John is fond of throwing dancing parties at his country estate, but only one they attend in London is of great significance to the plot. Theere, the Dashwood ladies met Willoughby who was skillfully avoiding them since their arrival in London. Willoughby's fiancée also sees Marianne and it's strongly implied she's jealous of Marianne's great beauty and because of rumours about Willoughby's involvement with her.

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* DancesAndBalls: Sir John is fond of throwing dancing parties at his country estate, but only one they attend in London is of great significance to the plot. Theere, There, the Dashwood ladies met Willoughby who was skillfully avoiding them since their arrival in London. Willoughby's fiancée also sees Marianne and it's strongly implied she's jealous of Marianne's great beauty and because of rumours about Willoughby's involvement with her.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Colonel Brandon. He confides it to Elinor, including the part about his childhood sweetheart, his childhood sweetheart's illegitimate daughter, and his childhood's sweetheart's illegitimate daughter's seducer (who happens to be [[spoiler: Willoughby]]). See? He had a point.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Colonel Brandon. He confides it to Elinor, including the part about his childhood sweetheart, his childhood sweetheart's illegitimate daughter, and his childhood's childhood sweetheart's illegitimate daughter's seducer (who happens to be [[spoiler: Willoughby]]). See? He had a point.



** Fanny's other brother, Robert, is also one of these, as is their mother. One really has to wonder how [[WhiteSheep Edward]] turned out so nice, coming from such a family.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Willoughby at one point attempts to portray himself as this. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]]
* KissingCousins: Colonel Brandon confides his BackStory to Elinor, including the fact that his first love was his cousin Elizabeth.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Colonel Brandon; intentionally subverted with Willoughby.

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** Fanny's other brother, Robert, is also one of these, as self-absorbed. When Elinor meets him, he talks only about himself and his views on every matter. He's not particularly clever, either.
** Mrs Ferrars
is their mother.an extremely unpleasant woman. One really has to wonder how [[WhiteSheep Edward]] turned out so nice, coming from such a family.
%% * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Willoughby at one point attempts to portray himself as this. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]]
* KissingCousins: Colonel Brandon confides his BackStory to Elinor, including the fact that his first love was his cousin Elizabeth.
Elizabeth. They also grew up together because she was his father's ward.
* KnightInShiningArmor: KnightInShiningArmor:
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Colonel Brandon; intentionally subverted Brandon.
** Subverted
with Willoughby.
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* StepfordSmiler: Everyone to some extent, except Marianne.
* StiffUpperLip: Elinor. Colonel Brandon also qualifies.
* TheStoic: Elinor, who is actually a StoicWoobie, suffering in silence.

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%% * StepfordSmiler: Everyone to some extent, except Marianne.
%% * StiffUpperLip: Elinor. StiffUpperLip:
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Colonel Brandon also qualifies.
Brandon.
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* TheStoic: Elinor, who is actually a StoicWoobie, suffering in silence.
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* EmotionsVsStoicism: Marianne and Elinor, respectively. Also touched on in the LoveTriangle between Marianne, Colonel Brandon, and Willoughby; for example, Marianne much prefers the bunch of wildflowers Willoughby brings her to the carefully-tended tropical flowers from Brandon's greenhouse.

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* EmotionsVsStoicism: Both themes are presented in the title and in the personalities of Marianne and Elinor, respectively. Also touched Elinor. Elinor represents "sense," which then meant what it does now - having a good head on in the LoveTriangle between Marianne, Colonel Brandon, your shoulders and Willoughby; for example, not letting your feelings carry you away. Marianne much prefers represents "sensibility", which meant more of a strength of feeling or something akin to {{Romanticism}}. Austen's sympathies are not clearly sung at either side; Marianne's strong sensibility is tested throughout the bunch of wildflowers Willoughby brings novel and her romantic, self-indulgent ways almost kill her, and she is eventually forced to learn to be more like her rational sister. Elinor however has to reconcile her private feelings and the carefully-tended tropical flowers from Brandon's greenhouse.way she acts, for example admitting her inner pain to her family.
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* PlatonicLifePartners: Elinor Dashwood and Colonel Brandon. Though everyone believes they are [[OfficialCouple more than that]].
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* InformedAttribute[=/=]DesignatedLoveInterest: There are only a very few instances of Elinor and Edward's relationship being shown to the reader before it's explained that Elinor has fallen in love with him. In fact, he isn't even introduced on the page before the narrative is explaining that Elinor's mother has observed an attachment growing between her daughter and the young man, and there's never a very concise explanation for why Elinor falls for him. In truth, the novel does a better job of showing the reader her relationship with Colonel Brandon, which makes it somewhat more understandable why a lot of the other characters ship the two of them. Both major film versions [[AdaptationExpansion go to great lengths to set up a more believable romance]] between Edward and Elinor.
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* GoldDigger: Willoughby is a male example. He's very rich, as far as property is concerned. He owns an estate Combe Magna (and some land with it, we may assume), but he doesn't have lots of money, and later we finf oud why -- he has debts. He's also expected to inherit possessions of Mrs Smith to whom he is related, especially her estate Allenham Court. When he falls out of her favour, he decided to marry for money. He married Miss Grey with fifty thousand pounds (the wealthiest bride in Jane Austen's 'verse). He later claims she knew he didn't love her when he proposed.
-->'''Elinor:''' The lady then — Miss Grey I think you called her — is very rich?"
-->'''Mrs Jennings:''' Fifty thousand pounds, my dear. Did you ever see her? A smart, stylish girl they say, but not handsome. I remember her aunt very well, Biddy Henshawe; she married a very wealthy man. But the family are all rich together. Fifty thousand pounds! And by all accounts, it won't come before it's wanted; for they say he is all to pieces. No wonder! Dashing about with his curricle and hunters! Well, it don't signify talking; but when a young man, be who he will, comes and makes love to a pretty girl, and promises marriage, he has no business to fly off from his word only because he grows poor, and a richer girl is ready to have him. Why don't he, in such a case, sell his horses, let his house, turn off his servants, and make a thorough reform at once? I warrant you, Miss Marianne would have been ready to wait till matters came round. But that won't do now-a-days; nothing in the way of pleasure can ever be given up by the young men of this age.

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* GoldDigger: GoldDigger:
**
Willoughby is a male example. He's very rich, as far as property is concerned. He owns an estate Combe Magna (and some land with it, we may assume), but he doesn't have lots of money, and later we finf oud find out why -- he has debts. He's also expected to inherit possessions of Mrs Smith to whom he is related, especially her estate Allenham Court. When he falls out of her favour, he decided decides to marry for money. He married leaves penniless Marianne whom he loves and marries Miss Grey with fifty thousand pounds (the wealthiest bride in Jane Austen's 'verse). He later claims she knew he didn't love her when he proposed.
-->'''Elinor:''' --->'''Elinor:''' The lady then — Miss Grey I think you called her — is very rich?"
-->'''Mrs --->'''Mrs Jennings:''' Fifty thousand pounds, my dear. Did you ever see her? A smart, stylish girl they say, but not handsome. I remember her aunt very well, Biddy Henshawe; she married a very wealthy man. But the family are all rich together. Fifty thousand pounds! And by all accounts, it won't come before it's wanted; for they say he is all to pieces. No wonder! Dashing about with his curricle and hunters! Well, it don't signify talking; but when a young man, be who he will, comes and makes love to a pretty girl, and promises marriage, he has no business to fly off from his word only because he grows poor, and a richer girl is ready to have him. Why don't he, in such a case, sell his horses, let his house, turn off his servants, and make a thorough reform at once? I warrant you, Miss Marianne would have been ready to wait till matters came round. But that won't do now-a-days; nothing in the way of pleasure can ever be given up by the young men of this age.age.
** Lucy Steele. As a very young man, Edward Ferrars became secretly engaged to her. Even though he doesn't love her any more, he can't honourably break off the engagement. She maintains the pretense of selfless devotion to him, even after he is disowned because of her, until she has secured a better prospect: [[spoiler: his younger brother]].
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* GoldDigger: Willoughby is a male example, although not immediately.
* {{Greed}}: Fanny Dashwood and, to a lesser extent, John. Seriously, they have an income about twelve times that of the other branch of the family, and John had given an effing promise to his dying father; they should have done ''something''.
* GrumpyBear: Elinor's mother and sister see her this way.
* HiddenDepths: Elinor, Edward, Willoughby, and Mrs. Jennings, for starters. In fact, this novel could also very easily have been called ''First Impressions''...
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Mr. Palmer behaves rudely or indifferently to everyone he meets in the belief that this makes him appear distinguished. Later on it's shown that he does love his family, especially his baby son, and he goes out of his way to be kind and polite to Marianne and Elinor when events go against them. Once living in his house for the Easter holidays, Elinor is pleased to find that she likes him a lot more than she ever expected.
* HigherSelf: Elinor acts something like this for Marianne.

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* GoldDigger: Willoughby is a male example, although example. He's very rich, as far as property is concerned. He owns an estate Combe Magna (and some land with it, we may assume), but he doesn't have lots of money, and later we finf oud why -- he has debts. He's also expected to inherit possessions of Mrs Smith to whom he is related, especially her estate Allenham Court. When he falls out of her favour, he decided to marry for money. He married Miss Grey with fifty thousand pounds (the wealthiest bride in Jane Austen's 'verse). He later claims she knew he didn't love her when he proposed.
-->'''Elinor:''' The lady then — Miss Grey I think you called her — is very rich?"
-->'''Mrs Jennings:''' Fifty thousand pounds, my dear. Did you ever see her? A smart, stylish girl they say, but
not immediately.
handsome. I remember her aunt very well, Biddy Henshawe; she married a very wealthy man. But the family are all rich together. Fifty thousand pounds! And by all accounts, it won't come before it's wanted; for they say he is all to pieces. No wonder! Dashing about with his curricle and hunters! Well, it don't signify talking; but when a young man, be who he will, comes and makes love to a pretty girl, and promises marriage, he has no business to fly off from his word only because he grows poor, and a richer girl is ready to have him. Why don't he, in such a case, sell his horses, let his house, turn off his servants, and make a thorough reform at once? I warrant you, Miss Marianne would have been ready to wait till matters came round. But that won't do now-a-days; nothing in the way of pleasure can ever be given up by the young men of this age.
* {{Greed}}: Fanny Dashwood and, to a lesser extent, her husband John. Seriously, they have an income about twelve times that of the other branch of the family, and John had given an effing promise to his dying father; father to take care of them; they should have done ''something''.
* GrumpyBear: Elinor's mother
''something''. But Fanny is after money and sister see her this way.
hates splitting property. They have an only son, and it's implied they don't want more children so they don't have to split their family money among them.
-->'''Fanny:''' Well, then, LET something be done for them; but THAT something need not be three thousand pounds. Consider that when the money is once parted with, it never can return. Your sisters will marry, and it will be gone for ever. If, indeed, it could be restored to our poor little boy—
-->'''John:''' Why, to be sure, that would make great difference. The time may come when Harry will regret that so large a sum was parted with. If he should have a numerous family, for instance, it would be a very convenient addition.
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* HiddenDepths: Elinor, Edward, Willoughby, and Mrs. Jennings, for starters. In fact, this This novel could also very easily have been called ''First Impressions''...
%% ** Elinor
%% ** Edward
%% ** Willoughby
%% ** Mrs. Jennings.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Mr. Palmer behaves rudely or indifferently to everyone he meets in the belief that this makes him appear distinguished. Later on it's shown that he does love his family, especially his baby son, and he goes out of his way to be kind and polite to Marianne and Elinor when events go against them. Once living staying in his house for the Easter holidays, Elinor is pleased to find that she likes him a lot more than she ever expected.
%% * HigherSelf: Elinor acts something like this for Marianne.



** Subverted with John Dashwood, who gave his word that he would take care of his dying father's widow and sisters after he died -- only end up getting rather easily talked out of doing a single thing to help them by his greedy wife.

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** Subverted with John Dashwood, who gave his word that he would take care of his dying father's widow and sisters his half-sisters after he died -- only end up getting rather easily talked out of doing a single thing to help them by his greedy wife.



** Edward himself is shown to be feeling this way when Elinor tells him that Colonel Brandon wants to give him the position of rector in the Delaford parish. The narrative is phrased in such a way that it's clear he thinks she was given the task of telling him because she's going to marry Colonel Brandon; he's dejected, but as he's engaged to Lucy, he certainly can't protest and so he just hopes for her happiness.

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** Edward himself is shown to be feeling this way when Elinor tells him that Colonel Brandon wants to give him the position of rector in the Delaford parish. The narrative is phrased in such a way that it's clear he thinks she was given the task of telling him because she's going to marry Colonel Brandon; he's dejected, but as he's engaged to Lucy, he certainly can't protest and so he just hopes for her happiness.



* IceQueen: Lady Middleton and Fanny Ferrars Dashwood -- it's their mutual coldness that attracts them to pursue a friendship with one another. Later, Willoughby indicates that his wife Sophia is one of these as well, although the reader gets no direct confirmation because she's never seen.


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* RichBitch:
** Fanny Ferrars comes from a very wealthy genteel family and marries John Dashwood who is also wealthy (his mother left him a large sum of money), and when his father Mr. Henry Dashwood dies, they come into possession of Norland, their family estate. Fanny is obsessed with money and she's a cold person.
** Lady Middleton is an icy woman of high rank in society. She's very beautiful, tall, striking, graceful, elegant, well-bred, but also cold and reserved, and has absolutely nothing interesting to say. She tolerates the Miss Steeles because they are willing to suck up to her, and she's rather delighted with Fanny Dashwood. It's their mutual coldness that attracts them to pursue a friendship with one another.
** Willoughby indicates that his wife Sophia is a haughty, unpleasant Ritch Bitch, although the reader gets no direct confirmation because [[TheGhost she's never seen]].
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