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BRLSI Big Read: Sense & Sensibility led by Penelope Ruddock, a BRLSI event

13 March @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Sense and Sensibility

The novel explores how the contemporary ideals of ‘sense’ and ‘sensibility’ (rationality as opposed to romanticism) affect the conduct and love affairs of sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Austen’s empathy and wit make this an absorbing read – a novel of both comedy and tragedy.

This session will be led by Penelope Ruddock, and the discussion points are as follows:

  1. What role does money play in the plot?
  2. Is this a novel about broken promises?
  3. Does Jane Austen value ‘sense’ over ‘sensibility’?
  4. Will Marianne & Colonel Brandon have a happy marriage?
  5. Does Lucy Steele get what she deserves?

More about BRLSI

The Bath Royal and Literary Scientific Institution (BRLSI), supports Science, Literature and Art to the City of Bath and now, thanks to the power of digital technology, the wider world. They provide a community hub for those interested in cultural activities and a host of smaller cultural societies that meet in our building. As if that were not enough, they also maintain a rich geographical and ethnological collection of world renown and importance. BRLSI are celebrating their 200th anniversary this year. Find out more about what is happening

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Bath, Bath & North East Somerset BA1 2HN United Kingdom
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