But after some research, my eyes being opened to what this character was, and learning to appreciate her, my opinion has been changed for the better. :)
(I think I may have some explaining to do) Miss Elinor Dashwood and Miss Amy Dashwood are two different people. Even though this Miss Dashwood takes on the identity of this Miss Dashwood. Utterly confusing. I know. :) But I think we are clear now. No offence intended Miss Dashwood. (here I go again)
"Elinor, this eldest daughter whose advice was so effectual, possessed a strength of understanding, with coolness of judgment, which qualified her, though only nineteen, to be the counsellor of her mother, and enabled her frequently to counteract, to the advantage of them all, that eagerness of mind in Mrs. Dashwood which must generally have led to imprudence. She had an excellent heart; her disposition was affectionate, and her feelings were strong; but she knew how to govern them: it was a knowledge which her mother had yet to learn, and which one of her sisters had resolved never to be taught."
Chapter one~ Sense and Sensibility
I had always thought Elinor had no feelings. I'm such a blind mouse! She does. Elinor is kind and steady to the last. My judgement was based on false ground. I am beginning to see that Elinor had endured quite a lot and had controlled her feelings through her father's death and leaving the home she, no doubt, loved (unlike her sister).
|Marianne and Elinor are such fine sisters. :)|
I have nothing against Marianne. She is one of my most beloved heroines but I do admire Elinor's quite ,steadfast character a good deal more than Marianne's romantic, passionate instinct. :)
Elinor (being the eldest) went through more trials than Marianne. Marianne went through a wonderful amount too. And if one studies Elinor's character one can see what a faithful sister she is to Marianne. Though Willouby's treatment to her sister she was calm. Through everything she was calm and always kept her head on strait. :)
She is perfectly admirable. :P
God bless you all,