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Sense and Sensibility

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Contributed by Alicia Kimberly Hauskins

Austen asks us to consider Brandon's status as a gentleman, re-examine it, turn it inside out, and think about it again.

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Willoughby’s name symbolically recalls the Will o’ the Wisp, a dialect name given in some parts of England to the mysterious lights that were said to lead travelers from well-trodden paths into treacherous marshes. The suggestion is that Willoughby leads Marianne astray and even puts her in danger of her life (when she falls ill) through his irresponsible flirtation.

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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Contributed by Alicia Kimberly Hauskins