Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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Compare/contrast how courtship dominates the attention of the sisters in Sense & Sensibility & the friends in The Importance of Being Earnest. How does courtship dominate the attention of Elinor and...

Compare/contrast how courtship dominates the attention of the sisters in Sense & Sensibility & the friends in The Importance of Being Earnest. How does courtship dominate the attention of Elinor and Marianne compared/contrasted to Cecily and Gwendolyn?

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There is very little comparison--almost exclusively contrasts--between these two sets of women; this is because Sense and Sensibility is meant to explore realistic situations with an ironical narrator while The Importance of Being Earnest is a romantic comedy that is a full blown parody. The characters in Sense and Sensibility have character weaknesses but they are realistic women (they are not even Dickensian...

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