In the two novels Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice their are .
many similar themes such as the importance of love and marriage, the way the .
characters relate in some way to the title of the books, and the similar themes of .
both novels. These similarities are common throughout both of Jane Austen's .
novels. In Sense and Sensibility Mr. Dashwood dies leaving his money to his first .
wife's son , his second wife and daughters are left with little money and no .
permanent home. The Dashwood's are invited to stay with distant relatives, Elinor .
is sad to leave because she has become closely attached to Mr. Ferras, however .
once she moves she meets many other men, Marianne falls for John Willoughby .
who then annouunces he must go to London, leaving Marianne love sick and .
miserable. Elinor then meets Lucy who reveals that she is engaged to Mr. Ferras .
and has been secretly for the last year. Elinor is shocked to hear this. In volume 2 .
Elinor and Marianne travel to London. Elinor is informed that everyone is talking .
about the engagement of her sister to Willoughby, he denies this and sends her a .
letter saying that he never had feelings for her. While Marianne is in Cleveland she .
becomes very ill, Willoughby goes to visit her in hope of forgiveness. But .
Marianne realizes she could never have been happy with him. The Dashwood's .
learn from a servant that Lucy is engaged to Mr. Ferra's and they assume that it is .
Edward, but soon Elinor finds out that it is Robert that the money hungry Lucy .
decided to marry. Edward is finally free to propose. Not long after that proposal .
Marianne and Colonel Brandon become engaged. In Pride and Prejudice, the .
Bennet family has five unmarried girls, and Mrs. Bennet is desperate to marry .
them off. After some time Mr. Darcy becomes increasingly more attracted to .
Elizabeth. When Elizabeth and Jane return home they find Mr. Collins there, he is .
the young clergy man who stands to inherit the property of the Bennet's.