Elinor and Marianne are sisters and they’re completely different. While Marianne is impulsive, outgoing, reckless, and highly emotional, Elinor is introverted, analytical, cautious, very thoughtful, and sensible.
Along with their mother and sister they must move to a country house after their father’s death. In that beautiful place, they will find new friends, lovers, rivals, they will travel and they will learn a lot about life and love.
I think that there’s an interesting variety of characters in this novel, some are kind, but obtrusive, others are selfish and liars, others are hypocrites and profit-seeking, others are noble and self-sacrificing, etc.
The Dashwoods lived in a society where the women had to find the best husband for having a good life. This task wasn’t easy without the right education and belonging to a good family. Elinor and Marianne had a good education and their family was good but not the best, economically speaking. Fortunately, Marianne had her beauty and Elinor had her good manners and intelligence.
Honestly, I prefer Elinor’s personality. Marianne was selfish and maddening. I think that Elinor was always helping the others and that she deserved more than her sister.
I wasn’t convinced with the end but I think this is a classic worth reading.
By last, I want to say that some characters were very disgusting, for example, Lucy Steele or Fanny Dashwood, among others.