examples/quotes from the textMrs. Dashwood (mother of Elinor, Marianne and Margaret):She's kind of a silly woman – she's sweet and loving, and is a pretty good mom when it comes tocoddling her daughters, but overall, she's not the most pragmatic of ladies.John Dashwood (stepson of Mrs. Dashwood and her late husband):John isn'tcompletelybad at heart; he does seem to have some genuine affection for his sisters,since he's always happy to see them, and in his own way, he wants to make sure they end up OK.Fanny Dashwood (wife of John Dashwood):Fanny is totally a snob and a half. She basically only wants to associate with people richer ormore important than she is.Elinor:Elinor is the voice of common sense in this crazy clan of excitable, romantic women, and we'renot sure what would happen to them without her.Marianne:Marianne is all about sensibility – that is to say, she's all aboutpassion. She doesn't really thinkbefore she acts, and she believes firmly that one should be directed by feelings, not logic.Mrs. Jennings:Mrs. Jennings generally has the best of intentions, even if she unwittingly puts her foot in hermouth all the time. She loves gossip, and she loves to tease her friends with the things sheknows.