Please help with homework Sense And Sensibility: it seems that everyone has a secret
Think for a moment about the scene in which Lucy tells Elinor about her secret engagement to Edward. It is a scene full of secrets.
The conversation takes place in whispers so as to be kept secret from everyone else in the room.
Ostensibly Lucy is confiding a secret. But she is simultaneously keeping one, in that she knows Elinor is a rival and wishes to warn her off without appearing to do so.
Elinor is keeping from Lucy the secret of her own painful feelings.
She will keep Lucy’s secret a secret, though doing so prevents her from being open with anyone. Elinor spends much of the book utterly isolated by this secret.
Sometimes it seems that everyone in Sense and Sensibility has a secret. Make a list.