Analysis Of Sense And Sensibility By Jane Austen

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Nick Booker Period 5 Barbara Walls 4 May 2015 Sense and Sensibility Characteristics Decisions are made on a daily basis, these decisions that we make create different personalities. The decisions that make up our personalities define our caricature. Normally emotion and brain logic are the two most common personality reactions. Through the process of analyzation the type of character a person is can be found. In the novel Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen there are a number of different characters represented within the story. These characters are a front to the meaning of a much larger scale. Their personalities are defined by the greek medicinal characteristics such as Blood, Phlegm, Black Bile, and Yellow Bile through the process…show more content…
According to the website the characteristics of this person are: “Bold, imaginative, and strong-willed leaders, always finding a way -- or making one.” This is definitely the character expressed by Mrs. Ferrars. She wants control no matter what over everything, she is a control freak. Yet she has the intelligence to have that power under control in her household and family which highlights her ENTJ personality. Elinor Dashwood is most definitely a “sense” character in Jane Austin’s eyes. She depends on what is right and what society has come up with as the ideal woman and how she should think during the victorian era. She is associated with the second of the four biles which is phlegm. Phlegm, “induces passivity, lethargy, subjectivity, devotion, emotionalism, sensitivity and sentimentality.” according to greekmedicine.net. Elinor absolutely without a doubt produces these characteristics in her personality throughout the novel. Her passivity is expressed through Lucy’s bragging over her and Edwards engagement, emotion by the way she speaks of Edward, and sentimentality by her reaction to the lock of hair on Edwards ring in their confrontation. Elinor’s meyer briggs personality is most definitely lies under the Diplomat characteristic. Under those are four sub-characters listed as: INFJ, INFP, ENFJ, and ENFP, Elinor is an INFP or, Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Prospecting. According to the site the INFP
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