In Sense and Sensibility
In Sense and Sensibility (III, 8), Elinor confronts Willoughby at Cleveland, while above Marianne lies sick and unconscious. In your essay, evaluate Elinor’s evolving judg-ments of Willoughby’s behavior toward her sister. Note that the process continues into the next several chapters. In addition, since Elinor must convey to Marianne what she learns, consider Elinor’s role as a mediator between the two former lovers. You may also want to bear in mind the opposition and relationship between the novel’s principal terms” sense” and “sensibility.” How do sense and sensibility encounter one another in Elinor’s judgments?