Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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Describe, in your own words, the situation of Mrs. Ferrars disinheriting Edward because of his engagement. How does this situation apply to the theme of attachment versus connection? Your answer...

Describe, in your own words, the situation of Mrs. Ferrars disinheriting Edward because of his engagement. How does this situation apply to the theme of attachment versus connection? Your answer should be at least one hundred words.

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A very excellent question! What this whole scene really comes down to is the theme of value. Edward valued loyalty above material gain and even above the good opinion of his relations. He even viewed loyalty as more important than his own personal preference or happiness.

But to apply it to the themes of attachment versus connection, you have to understand the characters' perspectives. Edward was choosing the right course—that of marrying Lucy even though it meant losing his relatives' esteem, his own inheritance, and even the chance of ever being with the person...

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