What Turns Walt Whitman On Essay Research

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What Turns Walt Whitman On? Essay, Research Paper I am going to discuss, in relation to this question, Jane Austen’s work both book and film ” Sense and Sensibility”. Both of them, in different ways, examine the story of two sisters and their love affairs. They also show us with a trenchant observation and in meticulous detail, which Jane Austen possesses, “the quiet, day-to-day country life of the upper-middle-class English”. For, in parallel with the two these specific works, I will try to present my opinion according to how “Sense” is a plus and “Sensibility a minus. Moreover I can say that Jane Austen is an astute observer of human life, and that it refers to this excellent treatment of the complex relationship between “Sense and Sensibility” in the

novel and the film. In “Sense and Sensibility, we see a contrary between two sisters: Elinor and Marianne. Elinor is the embodiment of “sense”, who loves a man but she never comes to terms with it, and Marianne, who is openly expressed, enthusiastic and infatuated with a man who afterwards ignores her without a word. To begin with, in the novel, we do see Marianne very much romantic, sixteen-year-old girl, governed by her feelings, not by reason, unlike Elinor. Passionate in her opinions and certain of their morality, Marianne lacks prudence and relies on instinct. Her opinion about love is “At first sight” and we can see that when Marianne meets Willoughby it was like a hero rescuing his princess. She is fall in love with him immediately and she does not hide her

feelings. Moreover in the film this particular scene is showed much more lively than the book. We can see their expression on their face and immediately understand that these two young people will without doubt fall in love. Also Marianne is so alive when Willoughby comes to see her and express that with her actions: smiling loudly and running. Furthermore “Marianne smiles her perfect happiness at him and he whips up the horses. They drive off, waving their farewells”. To continue with the book, Marianne, says of love, “To love is to burn”, and she is quite strange with the fact that Elinor could be in love with Edward, because Elinor is never express her feelings about anything. When Elinor responds to her and say: “I do not attempt to deny I think very highly of

him”, Marianne thinks that how is possible a woman who is really cherished with a man talk like that. She expected from her sister to be burned, but she is not because of her sense. At the film we see Marianne with her mother and she is talking about why Elinor does not show her feeling to Mr Edward Ferrars, ” why does she never talk?” also “I do not understand her, mamma. Why does she never mention Edward? I have never ever seen her cry about him, or about Norland?” Mrs Dashwood replies: “Nor I but Elinor is not like you or I dear. She does not like to be swayed by her emotions”. So it is quite interesting that the members of the family know the character of Marianne and Einor. However by the end of the novel, Marianne realises that her excessive openness, hasty

conclusions about people, and dismissal of social convention have generated unnecessary misery for herself and others. Also late in the novel, a reflective Marianne tells Elinor that she had compared her behaviour “with what it ought to have been; I compare it with yours,” and that she found her own behaviour lacking: “I saw that my own feelings had prepared my sufferings”. So she acknowledges her errors, and decides to imitate Elinor’s reserve and self-discipline. On the other hand Elinor is a mixture of idealist and realist. She is very logical and uses always her sense, but we do learn after that Elinor can get emotional. In the novel Elinor does not tell her feelings about Edward who comes into the story and there is an immediate attraction. Elinor tells no one of