Elinor and Marianne
Written by Sonja K.
(9/2/2013 8:08 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, ages, penned by Nikki N
Yes, in Chapter one we are told, that the resemblance between Marianne and her Mother was very great and govening her feelings "was a knowledge which Mrs. Dashwood had yet to learn, and which one of her sisters had resolved never to be taught."
So, in some ways (or, I dare say in many ways) Elinor is more mature than her mother. Only imagine the desaster, if Elinor had not been there to give advice.
Marianne also seems to be Mrs. Dashwoods favourite child. The two of them grieve exessively after Mr. Dashwoods death, while Elinor controll herself. Perhaps, she was nearer to her father, also in character.