Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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What is the use of the character of Margaret in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen? I have to write an essay on this question and am dyng for facts. For me, I only got as far as to think that she is...

What is the use of the character of Margaret in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen?

I have to write an essay on this question and am dyng for facts. For me, I only got as far as to think that she is there to arouse intrigue , flavour and enjoyment to the story.Because she is the one who tells Elinor about Marianne's lock of hair and even add fire to Mrs Jenning's raillery for Elinor about Edward Ferrars. But other than that she's pretty much missing from the story.Is this all there is to her character.For i feel there is more.But just cant get my finger on it.Can anyone please help?

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You are correct in your assumption that Margaret's character provides entertainment, color and flavor to the story. After all, Margaret is still a child when the events at Norland develop and the situation among the Dashwood women is way...

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