what does Marianne value in man and suitor? what does Elinor value? What is the difference in the sister that is established in Volume 1? How are they foils of each other?
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Marianne is thoroughly youthful, impetuous, and thoroughly immersed in romantic ideals. She does not hold the discretion about suitors that she should. She lacks the sense and discretion of Elinor, preferring to express exactly what she feels and hold nothing back. Elinor often has to apologize on her sister's behalf, as Marianne makes few attempts to be polite or mask her feelings of contempt for those people she dislikes.
Elinor has a great deal of common sense and is bet out of her family at dealing with people. She is a dramatic foil to her sister, Marianne, in that she tempers her emotions and judgments with good sense and discretion. She judges suitors with reservation and discretion. Prefers to keep her troubles secret, as she is always trying to make sure that her mother and sisters are untroubled by her private woes.