The story on Sense and Sensibility happened in the late eighteenth century, telling us that two sisters of Dashwood's pursued their love and marriage. The elder sister Elinor is full of sense and could deal with everything with calm thinking. However, his younger sister Marianne always attempt to understand the world with an excess of sensibility. They had a little sister who was too young to completely understand the passion and the pursuit of love of her two sisters. Their mother Mrs, Dashwood regarded everything as sentimentality who is very much like her daughter Marianne. Mrs. Dash wood married Mr, Dashwood after his first wife passed away. His ex-wife left a son called John Dashwood. After many years, Mr. Dashwood died of the acute disease and he left his estates and most of the money to his son. Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters didn't inherit anything. Although his son promised to take good care of his step mother and younger sisters, he didn't keep his word because of the selfness of his wife.
Sense and Sensibility build a series of diverse characters, however, for me, the most and powerful figure is Elinor. Elinor, the elder daughter of the Dashwoods, was a rational and emotional girl.At the very start, Elinor showed more sense and intelligence than her mother and younger sister. She worked carefully and considerately. She was always polite and graceful no matter who she faced. Moreover, she could permanently keep calm and sensible when she talked with others no matter the topic they talked about. It seemed that she could do anything discreetly. In addition, Elinor is also a beautiful kind girl who was clever at discovering merit of other people. For Mrs. Jennings, Elinor always mentioned her warmth, generosity and justice, although the behavior of Mrs. Jennings showed that she was a silly woman. In order that Mrs. Jennings could enjoy herself at home in London but not receive the ridicule and indifference from Marianne, and that Marianne didn't hurt herself by overdoing anything, she accepted the invitation and headed for London with her younger sister. I think, all of these showed that she is a sane person but not showed that she lacked sensibility. By contrast, Elinor was full of emotion like her younger sister, however, she was better at controlling this kind of emotion. She lost her heart to Edward and never changed her mind no matter what happened to him. She didn't abandon Edward,regardless of the fact that he wasn't good at conversation and his behavior was prim. She loved himthanks to his integrity and tolerance. Her feeling of Edward was faithful and changeless, which proved that Elinor was rational as well as emotional. She owed a clear and lucid mind to control some unnecessary emotional impulse. Sense and kindness are the proper charm of Elinor.
After reading this novel, I think, we should have unhealthy emotion but that doesn't mean emotional reasoning.As a person, if we owed the proper emotion and personality, and at the same time we can control it with reason and sense, we could get the true happiness.