Emma and Harriet as companions
Written by Mandy N
(3/2/2013 11:34 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Emma at Box Hill (quite long), penned by Jana
I think Emma does improve Harriet to some degree; despite his intial disapproval of their friendship; didn't Mr Knightly remark Emma had improved Harriet's manners and cured her gigggle ?
I know Emma is 'styling' Harriet for a good marriage and must've been really deluded to think Frank Churchill would consider Harriet as anything but a sweet kid to rescue from the gyspies.
This discussion is interesting for me as I'm abit ashamed to say that although I knnew Emma and Frank flirted; I hadn't noted Emma flirts with Frank same time she believed Harriet has affections for him.
Except for Mr Knightely and Miss B, everyone could've behaved better at BoxHill !
Actually, I doubt Harriet has the courage to stand up to Emma, even if she wanted to commiserate with her.
I'm not so familar with the Emma text; are there any signs Emma's and Harriet's companionship is strained at this point ?