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9th May '16 1:47:32 AM XFllo
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* {{Kuudere}}: Oh, Elinor.
9th May '16 1:46:11 AM XFllo
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* CoolOldLady: Mrs. Jennings proves herself one of these when Marianne gets sick.
* DancesAndBalls: Sir John is fond of throwing these at his country estate, but only one they attend in London is of great significance to the plot.

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* CoolOldLady: Mrs. Jennings proves herself one of these when Marianne gets sick.
* DancesAndBalls: Sir John is fond of throwing these dancing parties at his country estate, but only one they attend in London is of great significance to the plot.
8th May '16 7:36:29 AM john_e
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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Responsible Elinor and foolish Marianne, albeit one where the "foolish" daughter is portrayed fairly sympathetically. It's even reflected in the title (when you realize that "sensibility" meant to Austen something like what "sensitivity" means in modern-day English).

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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling:
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Responsible Elinor and foolish Marianne, albeit one where the "foolish" daughter is portrayed fairly sympathetically. It's even reflected in the title (when you realize that "sensibility" meant to Austen something like what "sensitivity" means in modern-day English).English).
** Lucy Steele may be BookDumb, but she's a clever, focused social climber who knows how to keep a secret. Her older sister Nancy is an airhead.
26th Feb '16 5:04:15 PM chocolate-moosey
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* ParentsAsPeople: Mrs. Dashwood is a kind and loving but [[CloudCuckooLander fallible]] character. (If Marianne was a modern day student, she would ask her mother if she could go to the prom in Willoughby's car, arguing that he's "OMG hot." Mrs. Dashwood would agree with "OMG so hot," and Elinor would be the one to ask if he actually has a driver's license.)

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* ParentsAsPeople: Mrs. Dashwood is a kind and loving but [[CloudCuckooLander fallible]] character. (If Marianne was a modern day student, she would ask her mother if she could go to the prom in Willoughby's car, arguing that he's "OMG hot." Mrs. Dashwood would agree with "OMG so hot," and Elinor would be the one to ask if he actually has a driver's license.)
16th Jan '16 2:31:03 PM eowynjedi
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* ComfortFood: Mrs. Jennings tries to treat Marianne's heartbreak by feeding her, but Marianne refuses almost everything. (She has more success with the wine, although Elinor claims it.)



* INeedAFreakingDrink: Mrs. Jennings finds a bottle of good wine and recommends it as a treatment for Marianne's heartbreak. As Marianne is already asleep, Elinor asks if she can take it instead. After being horrified by Willoughby's actions and having to console Marianne the whole day, Elinor figures she'd do well to test its restorative powers on herself.

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Mrs. Jennings finds a bottle of good wine and recommends it as a treatment for Marianne's heartbreak. As Marianne is already asleep, Elinor asks if she can take it instead. After being horrified by Willoughby's actions and having to console Marianne the whole day, Elinor figures she'd do well to test its restorative powers on herself.herself and downs "the greater part" as soon as the glass is in her hand.
12th Jan '16 3:27:39 PM eowynjedi
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
** Willoughby at one point attempts to portray himself as this. [[spoiler:It doesn't work]].
** Mr. Palmer is one. He's either rude or indifferent to everyone he meets, but later on it's shown that he does love his family, especially his child, and he goes out of his way to be kind and polite to Marianne and Elinor when events go against them.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
** Willoughby at one point attempts to portray himself as this. [[spoiler:It doesn't work]].
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JerkassFacade: Mr. Palmer is one. He's either rude behaves rudely or indifferent indifferently to everyone he meets, but later meets in the belief that this makes him appear distinguished. Later on it's shown that he does love his family, especially his child, and he goes out of his way to be kind and polite to Marianne and Elinor when events go against them.them.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Willoughby at one point attempts to portray himself as this. [[spoiler:It doesn't work]].
8th Jan '16 9:10:00 AM eowynjedi
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21st Aug '15 3:24:47 PM BobTanaka
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* ExactWords: Fanny convinces John to weasel out of his promise to his father by emphasizing that his father never asked him to do anything ''specific'' for the Dashwood sisters: just to "help them." He soon considers helping them move the furniture to be a reasonable fulfillment of the promise.
3rd Aug '15 6:53:20 PM eowynjedi
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* FirstNameBasis: A big deal in Georgian times. When Elinor overhears Marianne and Willoughby using each others' Christian names, she takes it as a sign that he's going to propose very soon.

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* FirstNameBasis: A big deal in Georgian times. When Elinor overhears Marianne and Willoughby using each others' Christian names, she takes it as a sign that he's going to propose very soon.they're either engaged or as good as.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Marianne is deeply self-absorbed, considering ''her'' feelings (whether positive or negative) absolutely irrepressible and in the process disregarding common politeness and the feelings of others; when circumstances force Elinor to confess that she too has been unhappy, Marianne breaks down in tears of remorse, forcing Elinor to comfort her ''again'', and continues to wallow in her own unhappiness -- with added guilt, now -- rather than provide emotional support for Elinor. It takes near-death to smarten her up. Granted, she's a teenager, but it's a major contrast with Elinor, who's 19 and displays more responsibility and consideration for others than many people much older than her.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Elinor. Though it's more I Want My Beloved to Behave in a Morally Upright Manner; after several conversations with Lucy, Elinor is perfectly certain that Edward will ''not'' be happy if he marries Lucy, due to Lucy's poor character and shallow, selfish personality. However, breaking an engagement was a very serious breach of trust in that time, so he still needs to go through with it. [[spoiler: She still gets him]].

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* ItsAllAboutMe: INeedAFreakingDrink: Mrs. Jennings finds a bottle of good wine and recommends it as a treatment for Marianne's heartbreak. As Marianne is already asleep, Elinor asks if she can take it instead. After being horrified by Willoughby's actions and having to console Marianne the whole day, Elinor figures she'd do well to test its restorative powers on herself.
* ItsAllAboutMe:
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Marianne is deeply self-absorbed, considering ''her'' feelings (whether positive or negative) absolutely irrepressible and in the process disregarding common politeness and the feelings of others; when circumstances force Elinor to confess that she too has been unhappy, Marianne breaks down in tears of remorse, forcing Elinor to comfort her ''again'', and continues to wallow in her own unhappiness -- with added guilt, now -- rather than provide emotional support for Elinor. It takes near-death to smarten her up. Granted, she's a teenager, but it's a major contrast with Elinor, who's 19 and displays more responsibility and consideration for others than many people much older than her.
** All of the Ferrars family, with the exception of Edward, are deeply self-absorbed and will do just about anything to avoid being of use to anyone else.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy:
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Elinor. Though it's more I Want My Beloved to Behave in a Morally Upright Manner; after several conversations with Lucy, Elinor is perfectly certain that Edward will ''not'' be happy if he marries Lucy, due to Lucy's poor character and shallow, selfish personality. However, breaking an engagement was a very serious breach of trust in that time, so he still needs to go through with it. [[spoiler: She still gets him]].him]].
** Colonel Brandon has to painfully resign himself to the probability that Marianne will marry Willoughby--which would be bad enough, given the man's character, even if Brandon wasn't in love with her himself. (He's quite relieved to learn that there's no engagement, despite the general knowledge of its existence.)



* LoveHurts

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* LoveHurtsLoveHurts: 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....



* ParentalFavoritism: It's clear that Marianne is her mother's favorite child; it's even explained in an early chapter that Mrs. Dashwood dotes on her because of her three daughters, Marianne is the most like herself. It's also implied that Mrs. Jennings favors Mrs. Palmer over Lady Middleton, for the same reason.

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* ParentalFavoritism: ParentalFavoritism:
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It's clear that Marianne is her mother's favorite child; it's even explained in an early chapter that Mrs. Dashwood dotes on her because of her three daughters, Marianne is the most like herself. It's also implied that Mrs. Jennings favors Mrs. Palmer over Lady Middleton, for the same reason.
25th Jul '15 3:34:59 AM PaulA
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* WrongGuyFirst: Marianne with Willoughby; Edward goes through WrongGirlFirst with Lucy.

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* WrongGuyFirst: Marianne with Willoughby; Edward goes through WrongGirlFirst Wrong Girl First with Lucy.
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