Hanging in a Hammock with a Jane Austen character
If I could bring one fictional character to life for a day it would have to be Colonel Brandon from Sense and Sensibility. He was such a gentle soul and deserved the happiness he finally found at the end of the book.
We’d spend the day under the trees with him reading the sonnets of Shakespeare as we hung out in a hammock.
A wonderful, heart moving movie
I loved this movie for the reversal of roles of the sisters, Marianne and Eleanor. Eleanor was always staid and reserved and Marianne wanted to “die for love” and was passionate about everything. By the end of the movie, Marianne, who DID almost die over love, found her happiness with a stable man that she previously thought boring but who was actually better suited to her than the one that almost ruined her.
Eleanor changed as well when she thought her love was to marry another woman. She held in her hurt over his engagement and let no one know her heart was broken. When she found out he was not married, she became very emotional and let her feelings shine through, even to the extent of bursting into tears. That was completely out of character for her.
Each sister found true love.