In the story Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, take upon a journey in finding their true life companion. As both opinions vary drastically on the characteristics a good husband should have, time goes on and they learn to appreciate each others feelings and become closer. The story starts of with their family moves from their hometown; Elinor is separated from the man she loves while Marianne finds a man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. With years and months, soon relationships of the two sisters become entangled and both suffer the pain of being alone. Seeing them so depressed their friends decide for them to take a break and go to London where soon Elinor and Marianne’s questions are solved. Even though they received answers to their questions, they were not happy and they went back home. Soon life gives them great opportunities and in the end both find their true happiness in men they love.
As a reader, this novel felt very hard to understand because of its Old English structures and long sentences. The story itself is very interesting, although there are too many problems going on at once. Reading the novel, I also felt that there were several characters to keep track of and found that to be quite confusing for one. Overall, the book is stretched out longer than necessary and the there is not a clear problem or climax in the story.
Reviewed by: Vinita Shah