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Emilie François as Margaret Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Margaret Dashwood is a major character in Sense and Sensibility. She is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dashwood. She has two older sisters, Elinor and Marianne. She has an elder half brother, John Dashwood. She is a sister-in-law of Edward Ferrars, Colonel Brandon, and Fanny Dashwood. She is an aunt of Harry Dashwood. She is thirteen at the beginning of the book.


Early LifeEdit

Margaret and her sisters were raised primarily at Norland Park, in Sussex[1].

Death of her FatherEdit

After her death of her father, the estate passed directly to her half brother John and his wife Fanny, the latter of whom moved in immediately, turning the Dashwoods into guests[2]. They stayed at Norland for months until a relative of her mother's, Sir John Middleton, wrote about Barton Cottage for them to use. They moved immediately[3].

Personality and traitsEdit

She is described at being good-humored and well-disposed. She had taken after Marianne in her sister's romance, but not in either of her sisters' sense. She is not expected to be as clever as her sisters when she grows older[1]. She is included in most social events that her sisters attend.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 1
  2. Chapter 2
  3. Chapter 5