Friday, May 19, 2017

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

 I'm very rested and in a good mood.
 Listening cries and yells on the street.
 The sky is clear and a little bit chill out there.
 I feel I can reach my challenges.
 Drinking my cup of tea EarlGrey

Inside in a world when the men rules make very difficult being a woman.
I don't know how much you know about that time, but this book reflects itself very well all those things. I won't go much further so... let's begin!


Women cannot get any heritage and when the man of the house died only another man can get the heritage. Elinor Dashwood, her sisters and her mother are obliged to leave their house because their heritage is now in her step-brother's hands. John is influenced by his greedy wife and take almost all the money and give at these four women a poor pay for to live. Elinor will learn to show her feelings and Marianne will learn to conceal them.

Jane Austen was a great writer, very bold, and born before her time. Miss Austen knew to see with a new look her world and adapted it into her books with touches of sarcasm and irony, and a little of complain, I have to say because she lived in her body most of these problems.
I love this book (There are not any book from Jane Austen I don't love) and its story love and the dead weight over those weak but at the same time strong, and stern shoulders.
Elinor Dashwood, within her restrictions, has such a confidence in herself that I feel jealousy from her. You can see her leading all her family because her mother only concerns her social status and appearances. Her sister Marianne has stuck in her romantic books and see al time the love in the air and her youngest sister is still a child. Elinor seems the only one with a head on her shoulders.

This is a topic which repeats itself in Pride and prejudice. The Bennet family had fear because they haven't any son and they were all women. By those circumstances, Miss Bennet wanted to see all her daughters married (and because she was always very bored, as well) And like Anne Eliot in Persuasion, Elinor is the person who all people are running into her for talking all their thoughts and feelings and at the same time, she must still quiet.

These four women lived in a big house with all kind of luxuries and her lives are changed when the father die. They leave her house and to abandon her lives and Elinor is the only one who is a bad person in that family because they are poor now and her mother doesn't want to see it, her sister Marianne is reckless in the love and her passion give them troubles, but Elinor is the only one who is capable of to see their real life. They are living now in a small cottage but they have relatives who invite them, only Elinor and Marianne, to London and that will give them more troubles.

Elinor will start to love in silent while she beholds about with precaution being all time the spokesman of her family, suffering in the hush and crying when no one sees her. And Marianne will lunge forward without hesitation towards the loving arms, danger-loving arms of someone with enough secrets.

Everything is about money! Yes, Mr. Money is always the owner into Austen's book. You have to get married to someone wealthy and it doesn't matter you don't love him/her. That is something that always happens here but fortunately, our heroines will have always very bad circumstances before getting good results at the end.

“Sometimes one is guided by what they say of themselves, and very frequently by what other people say of them, without giving oneself time to deliberate and judge." 

...::Elinor  Dashwood::...

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