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Written by Nikki N
(3/8/2013 10:20 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, That's the wonder of it..., penned by Reeba
My impression is that Emma was very jealous of Harriet, even if the qword jealous is not used -- about not being cold to Harriet, it was only when she wanted to hear from harriet what were her reasons for thinking Mr K returned her affections. After listening to them -- 'the spontaneous burst of Emma's feelings: "Oh God! that I had never seen her!"'(chap 47)
Emma wished she had never seen Harriet! I find that to be a reaction of extreme jealousy. She also wished that --
Of course, Emma used kind language, she could not be rude or expose her jealousy.
I'm not criticizing Emma for being jealous. It was Mr K's jealousy of Frank that made him reaize he loved Emma, and it was Emma's jealousy of Harriet that made her realize she loved Mr K!
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