Austen Powers And Characters
Having a strong heart like Elinor and a latent sense similar to Marianne, Jane

Austen displayed her characteristics through her characters. Elinor and Marianne
were two main characters that Jane Austen used to display her true character.

Elinor is very devoted to her family and tries to do everything she can to
support them. Every now and then, when the family is in need of advice, they
would all look to Elinor. Marianne was the younger daughter in the family of
three sisters and she is always caught up in romantic poetry. At one time in the
novel, Marianne went through a catastrophe because the love of her life had left
her. Marianne tries to hide her fear to avoid all her distress. (Austen 288)

Both of the character’s lifestyle reflected that of Jane Austens’. In the
writing of the novel Sense and Sensibility, Austen wrote the novel according to
her own passionate feelings. People began to notice her writings towards the end
of her life. Jane Austen’s lifestyle and characteristics were revealed through
her characters Marianne and Elinor in her novel Sense and Sensibility. Jane

Austen began writing novels when she was in her early twenties, she was a very
intellectual women. She enjoyed reading many books in her life that gave her an
advantage in writing great novels. When Austen wrote the novel Sense and

Sensibility, much of her characteristics were seen through the novel. "Jane

Austen is thus a mistress of much deeper emotion than appears upon the surface.

She stimulates us to supply what is not there." (Woolf 19) After Willouby’s
sudden break up with Marianne, many deep vivid emotions are shown to the reader.

Austen lived in a society where women mostly worked on farms. Agriculture was
the largest employment for women. (Weldon 36) While other women were out working
on the fields, Austen would be at home diligently thinking about more ideas for
her novels. Later as the years passed, Jane Austen became an author for writing
novels. From then on, her occupation was to be a magnificent writer. She wrote
many books that dealt with her very own lifestyles and emotions. It was not
until her death when she began to notice her success in writing novels. One
important thing that she could put before her writing was her family. Austen,
the seventh of eight children and was ardent towards her family. Her family
needed all the help they could receive because her father had passed away. In
the beginning of the novel Sense and Sensibility, Mr. Dashwood died and had no
choice but to give his will to his first son and nothing to the rest of the
family. Although Jane Austen was not married, she had great romantic feelings
and ideas. Austen used Marianne as a character in her novel Sense and

Sensibility, to present her feelings of romanticism. Through out the novel,

Marianne usually spoke of Shakespeare’s poetry. Marianne is a lady who is very
imaginary and superficial about her dreams. She is all caught up on the romantic
part of life. (Austen 311) Always being caught up in poetry or another romantic
thought, Marianne rarely becomes inconsiderate about what is happening around
her. Marianne cares about her family a lot and does not become selfish when
there is a problem. The resemblance of Austen and Marianne was that the two of
them had romantic feelings and dreams. They also lived their lives as being
poor. Both Austen and Marianne are very dedicated to their family. Happiness
will come to the ones who wait patiently for their dreams or goals. Marianne
fell deeply in love with a man named John Willoughby. She looked at John like he
was the guy of her dreams because he shared the same interest as she did. During
the time the two were together, everything was very merry. But as soon as

John’s family discovered he was going out with a woman who was without a
dowry, they threaten to take his wealth away if he sees her again. After this
occurred, Marianne began to go in the state of depression. Being broken hearted
for the rest of her life, she thought, it was not soon until she realizes whom
she should have been dating in the first place. She started a new relationship
with an old close friend, Colonel Brandon. Marianne lived a happy life after
all, as she met the man she could learn to love and Austen discovered her joy in
her writing. (Austen 305) Jane Austen was devoted to her family