S&S Saturday– Viper in My Bosom

You can view previous discussions about Sense and Sensibility here: https://rosefairbanks.com/category/s-s-saturday/ Last time I posted about Sense and Sensibility, I compared Marianne meeting Willoughby to the "Second Thoughts" moment in a Three-Act Structure. The next plot point in the diagram is the climax of Act One. Conveniently, Jane Austen's novel is broken down into three … Continue reading S&S Saturday– Viper in My Bosom

S&S Saturday– Willoughby, Willoughby, Willoughby

In my last post, I addressed the Dashwood girls leaving of Norland. I referenced the three-act story structure and said it was this leaving which is the inciting moment. What follows next, according to the structure, is second thoughts. What could possibly move Marianne from feeling as though leaving Norland was an abomination to thinking … Continue reading S&S Saturday– Willoughby, Willoughby, Willoughby

S&S Saturday– Leaving Norland

It's not until Chapter Six that the Dashwood ladies leave Norland, their home of about ten years, and make their way in the world without the benefit of a husband and father. In terms of story structuring, this is the inciting moment. The women leave and nothing will ever be the same again. Every story … Continue reading S&S Saturday– Leaving Norland

S&S Saturday– Mrs. Dashwood’s imagination

In Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy says a lady's imagination is very rapid. It goes from admiration to love to matrimony. It seems Mrs. Dashwood might fit this mold.   The contempt which she had, very early in their acquaintance, felt for her daughter-in-law, was very much increased by the farther knowledge of her character, … Continue reading S&S Saturday– Mrs. Dashwood’s imagination