Comparing Reinstein's Essay 'Sense And Sensibility'

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Reinstein’s essay attempts to reshape the commonly known opposition in Sense and Sensibility; being the tension between Elinor and Marianne because Elinor is sensible and Marianne shows no restraint in her sensibilities. Instead she argues that, “Austen skillfully portrays the tensions between sense and sensitivity, selfishness and selflessness through the characters she creates.” Reistein supports this argument by utilizing stylistic analysis to examine the language, repetition, and patterns of various implications to the characters. She also supports this argument by analyzing secondary characters as a means of displaying great extremes of sense and sensibility with varying amounts of selfishness and unselfishness. Although the article is
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