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Different readers may place the climax of a novel at different points.Where do you...

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manaljaber | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted April 5, 2011 at 5:57 AM via web

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Different readers may place the climax of a novel at different points.Where do you think the climax is in Sense and Sensibility?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 23, 2011 at 9:28 AM (Answer #2)

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The climax is the point where everything changes. The turning point of this story is when Marianne gets sick. It's a physical manifestation of her inner turmoil, and exposing oneself to the elements to the point of nearing death is classic Victorian! The story is about love in all its forms, and making choices. After Marianne's illness, you'll notice that everything shifts. She is no longer chasing the bad boy. She is ready to grow up, find responsible love, and allow her sister to do the same.

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