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Written by Delories
(9/21/2003 3:35 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: And, not or, penned by Barbara
] ---not Sense or Sensibility
] --not Sense vs. Sensibility
] I think the 'and' is the whole point there.
As Mies van der Rohe said, "God is in the details", and here we find, in one little three-letter conjunction, the key to JA's theme. Marianne gets a little more sense thanks to her "near-death experience" (joe m dixit), Elinor discovers the element of sensibility in her nature by falling in love and suffering in silence for it...
In other words, these young women mature into their adult selves and embark on the new phase of married life by achieving a better equilibrium of head and heart.
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