Compare And Contrast The Female Quixote And Sense And Sesibility

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The Female Quixote and Sense and Sensibility are two novels of the 18th century. In both novels the protagonists are women. In their novels, the two authors talk about the difference between novel and romance and criticize both genres through their female heroines.
Arabella is the heroine of Lennox’s novel the female Quixote. She lost her mother when she was very young and is the only daughter of a Marquis who kept her in her beautiful house for most of her life. She knows nothing about the real world and her ideas about it are based on the books she read. She was raised in an uncommon way and she was given an uncommon education for a woman of the 18th century. She is very well educated and enjoys reading her father’s book, where she finds romances. These romances have distorted her view of reality and she cannot recognize what is real and what is not, and this brings her to behave insanely. Arabella’s insanity is a device used by the author to argue about the deceiving power of the Romance genre. Arabella follows the code of romances and expects all the other characters to behave according to her code. She rigorously follows the code of romances for the whole time until she gradually understands that her vision could be wrong.
In Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility there are two main characters, the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The young women have completely opposite personalities. Elinor indeed, represents the sense while Marianne represents the
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