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Sense & Sensibility: A passion for dead leaves

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Sense & Sensibility (4.11.97)

In Amy's framed format

The image for the Sense & Sensibility discussion board was dead leaves. The leaves were a referrence to a passage in the novel that relates to the central theme of the novel, the question of balancing controlled reason and romantic sensibilities.

"And how does dear, dear Norland look?" cried Marianne.
"Dear, dear Norland," said Elinor, "probably looks much as it always does at this time of year. The woods and walks thickly covered with dead leaves."
"Oh!" cried Marianne, "with what transporting sensations have I formerly seen them fall! How have I delighted, as I walked, to see them driven in showers about me by the wind! What feelings have they, the season, the air altogether inspired! Now there is no one to regard them. They are seen only as a nuisance, swept hastily off, and driven as much as possible from the sight."
"It is not every one," said Elinor, "who has your passion for dead leaves." -- Ch.16

There is also a flash animation of the leaves.

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