Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

The secrets we keep. The society we keep. Each can, for #janeausten, make us sick. The novel hinges on Marianne’s psychosomatic illness in chapter 43. In the end, the heroine lives, against herself, within society. “Marianne Dashwood was born to an extraordinary fate. She was born to discover the falsehood of her own opinions, and to counteract, by her conduct, her favorite maxims.” Ophelia, Marianne, Cathy. Interior freedom can be interior distress.

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