With finals finally over I actually have a FREE weekend with Monday off as well. I’m dedicating my extra time to my Jane Austen Challenge and have decided to begin with her first novel. No, it’s not Pride and Prejudice like everyone thinks. It’s actually Sense and Sensibility, which is often overlooked, seeing how everyone is absolutely bonkers about Pride and Prejudice. I’ve decided to do a comparison chart between the two.
As you can see there is little difference between the two. I think the biggest difference though is Elizabeth. She rocks. She’s got that sharp wit and she has two proposals when most girls hope for even one. There is also all that subterfuge with Wickham.
Then again, suffering the almost martyrdom of eldest sister Elinor as we are holding our breath over Marianne’s lack of decorum over Willoughby, is good stuff. I really don’t know which one is the better of the two, but mention Jane Austen and it’s “Oh, she wrote Pride and Prejudice.”
Which book do you think is better?
|Pride and Prejudice||
Sense and Sensibility
|About sisters and their romantic interests||ditto|
|Set in Regency England||ditto|
|Money (lack of) is part of the problem||ditto|
|That dratted Inheritance Law causes conflict||ditto|
|One sister’s behavior creates problems||ditto|
|The mother is extremely irritating||di—oh, a mother-in-law type is irritating|
|Handsome suitors abound||definitely|
|A very satisfying ending||Absolutely—though not perfect|
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