accomplishments a possibility
Posted by Astrid on December 27, 1997 at 19:21:34:
In response to Any more symbols???, written by KAREN L on December 25, 1997 at 00:03:18
] I'm looking for symbols in the movie S&S (w/Emma Thompson) that show Elinor's sense and Marianne's sensibility. There's the hedge scene (written in the diaries) where Marianne walks next to the "SENSIBILITY" hedge. I noticed how there is also silence for the "SENSE" of Col. Brandon, Edward, and Elinor. Anything else? Anywhere else???-KAREN L
Marrianne seems much more vocal in expressing her feelings about things- and so perhaps her musical talent- an accomplishment not shared by Elinor- could be a symbol of her Sensibility. Music seems to dominate the movie, as does her enjoyment in reading poetry and romantic prose out loud, because no-one in the room can 'escape' it. Elinor, on the other hand, seems to prefer the less obvious (?) accomplishment of painting, which people may or may not choose to discuss with her. Perhpas you could then link this into your idea about Colenel Brandon's silence, as painting too is a silent thing....????
Maybe...I dunno! We studied Emma so I would be much more helpful with that one! So this is just a suggestion...:)
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