Sense and Sensibility, Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the Online Book Club discussion of Sense and Sensibility.

Did this section go as you thought it would? I thought that Willoughby wasn't a very great guy, but I was really surprised when he sent that letter to Marianne telling her that he never had feelings for her. That was so cruel. On top of all of that, now he's engaged to a wealthy woman since he squandered all of his fortune. That was just incredible. Do you think Colonel Brandon has a chance with Marianne now? At this point, it seems like Marianne will never recover from her heartbreak, so I don't really know what her future holds. 

At the beginning of this section, Elinor gets pulled into helping Lucy with Edward, even though Elinor is still in love with him. I felt so sorry for Elinor that she was in that position. Elinor tried very hard to find things that would disprove Edward and Lucy's relationship. She suggested that they had fallen out of love due to the fact that they've hidden the relationship for so long, and she tries to tell herself that Lucy and Edward must not have a connection of the heart. What do you think? Do you think Lucy and Edward have a real connection? Do you think he has feelings for Elinor? Lucy ends up asking Elinor to talk to her brother and ask if Edward can live there to have enough money to marry Lucy. Was that fair of Lucy to ask that of Elinor? Do you think Lucy has any idea that Elinor has feelings for Edward? I think that Lucy is so concerned about herself that she has no idea that Elinor has any feelings for Edward. 

Colonel Brandon has some big revelations about Willoughby in this section. I can't say I was surprised by what he had to say. Did you think that Willoughby's storyline in this part was very similar to George Wickham in Pride and Prejudice? And, Colonel Brandon had a very similar role to Mr. Darcy in the way that he was responsible to save the young women from a rogue. Did you see the Pride and Prejudice similarities? I really think that Marianne is so much better off without Willoughby. He is such a horrible man. I couldn't believe how he treated women in the past, and I couldn't believe how he treated Marianne. I can't imagine that the marriage he's entering into will be a happy one. 

I felt like this section was not a happy section. All of the characters are so sad, and there wasn't any good news. There was just a lot of heartbreak. What did you think about this volume? What do you hope happens to the characters in the next section? How will everything be resolved? I hope there's a little bit of levity in the next part of the book!

I didn't feel like much else really happened in this volume. There wasn't as much action as there was in the first section. Did I miss any parts that you really enjoyed? Do you have a favorite character that you're excited to read about in the final section? 

Before you go, check out the interview below in which Hugh Grant talks about filming the movie version. Do you think it sounds like it was a very fun set? 

Thanks for following along this week! I hope you're able to finish the book for next week! Don't forget to leave me a comment to let me know what you thought of this section!