Sense and Sensibility, the first novel of British novelist Jane Austen and mostly about affection, was written in the letter format. The work was distributed in three volumes, and numerous amendments were made to it from the 1790s to 1811. The novel, which has been translated into various languages, mirrors the standards of the British society as far as social, monetary, scholarly, good and moral perspectives with its title and narrative structure. These models are significant regarding gender roles and how women perform their roles, capacity and position in both family and public activity. In this respect, the novel highlights feminist images that are either straightforwardly or indirectly embedded into the story structure. The tale, which is viewed as one of the master works of art of the British Literature, contains significant women's considerations as of the time it was composed, and makes various developments as far as the viewpoint towards women and the roles ascribed to them. Considering the novel in the light of these pictures of these images has the qualities to be a model for the work of today's literature in terms of being informative about the conditions and social structure of the period in which the novel was written, as well as showing the reflections of the changing perception of women. In the context of feminist methodology and gender, the meanings of marriage, inheritance and family were tried to be found in the novel. In this perception, especially the position of the woman is appreciated in terms of the references they contain either implicitly or explicitly. Since the main pivot of the novel is the phenomenon of women and femininity, the semantic and formal features of the work are tried to be read with feminist images. The linguistic features of the novel that can be adapted to language teaching show that the images we mentioned can be not only in terms of literary and feminist teachings, but also educational aspects. Therefore, reading the novel in the light of feminist images has given a broad perspective of women over the history.
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, Woman, Feminism, Image