ENG 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Primogeniture, Aristocracy
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Lecture 1 – Sense and Sensibility Prof: Ron Cooley,
Social Class in 18-19 C England
oHereditary titles; primogeniture
oHereditary land; primogeniture
Rural and Urban Workers
Class and Money in Sense & Sensibility
What is the Dashwood women’s financial situation?
o~10,000 pounds. It all goes to John Dashwood’s family
which is unfortunate cuz they’re greedy
othey need the money because of the expectations of
How might they improve it?
oIn their views: by marrying well
What are the obstacles in their way?
What does “Sensibility” mean in the novel’s terms?
Must be involved in the interest of music; if you
feel something, show it, don’t stay in the
oMrs. Henry Dashwood (since she is said to be like
What does “Sense” mean?
Which characters embody each quality?
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