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Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

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In Sense and Sensibility, when does Elinor suggest it's better to love within your class?

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In Sense and Sensibility there is no direct quote that matches in form or substance "it is better to fall in love with your own class" attributed to Elinor or another character. Additionally, making a definitive and sweeping statement seems out of keeping with Elinor's character trait of reasonableness that endeavors to consider all contingent mitigating circumstances on a question and withholding judgment until judgment can be made on sound reasons supported by clear evidence.

In Chapter 10, however, the narrator does discuss the growing affection of Colonel Brandon for Marianne and suggests indirectly the ease with which love grows between individuals who have "a general resemblance of disposition" and "good abilities, quick imagination, lively spirits, and open, affectionate manners."

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