Sense, and sensibility
Posted by Bonny on January 01, 1998 at 02:57:13:
In response to Sense ascendant, written by Bob on December 29, 1997 at 19:31:16
] ] ] Does that mean that one is intrinsically *better* than the other?
] ] Perhaps the book is suggesting that one needs a balance.
Yes, a balance, but not necessarily an equal ratio ...
] I think that JA has a prejudice towards the SENSE side, although I agree that she would hate a world with no regard for SENSIBILITY. All of her liitle ironic asides point out the benefits of SENSE...
...and also point out what can be ridiculous in sensibility - your post brought to mind the ironic aside "the ridicule so justly annexed to sensibility". In the novel JA is constantly having a little laugh at Marianne and the excess of her sensibility, and the faulty notions it produces in her, which extends to the neglect of the use of her natural sense. Sorry, this post is not concerned with the film, which spawned the original question, but Bob's post interested me.
P.S Hello S&S(novel) and S&S2 fans :-)
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