The novel, Sense and Sensibility was written by Jane Austen, in 1811.Jane Austen published four novels anonymously during her lifetime: Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815).Two novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published after her death in 1817.These novels are prominent for her satiric depiction of English society and manners.
Sense and Sensibility is about the Dashwood sisters, Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret have lived at their father’s home, Norland, all their life.However, when their father dies and their half-brother inherits everything, they have to find somewhere else to live with their mother.The story is about two women seeking romance and security between the romantic and enlightenment eras.In addition, the story holds many twists and gives accurate portrayals of the romantic and enlightenment era.Austen covered many aspects such as social status of men and women, individual persona, interaction between families, and responsibilities of higher society.
The movie that was produced by Lindsay Doran and directed by Ang Lee captured several aspects of the period unable to be revealed by the book such as attire, art, architecture and landscaping of the estates, hobbies, religion, technology such as travel, medicine and simple ways of living.The movie accurately portrayed Austen;s original concepts of the period dealing with roles of gender.
The book and the movie both showed Elinor and Marianne clashing, as they were products of different periods.Elinor, the eldest sister, is sensible and prudent which is a reflection of the romantic period.Marianne is a representation of the enlightenment period as she is very emotional and never does anything in moderation.
Although the movie followed the book closely, there were several characters not introduced in the movie.With some, their personality was altered but in most cases, the chara…