After this research, I found that Jane Austen, while always remaining a strongly opinionated writer, diluted her harsh portrayal of emotional sensibility in her earlier work “Love and Freindship”[sic] into a more moderate depiction in Sense and Sensibility. The underlying thought in both works remains essentially the same; that is, a general disapproval of overtly emotional sensibility, although Austen does later concede that sensibility should be used in tandem with logic rather than discarded altogether. However, ther...
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