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Written by Reeba
(3/12/2013 6:16 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, No longer competition, penned by Chandra S
The use of the word 'quite' means - she's not completely able to acquit herself - but to some extent she can. She's not completely drowning in her envy of Jane's playing.
Following are quotes of your 'opinion'.
Accomplished in music, yes, but "perfect"?
>brilliant pianist with beautiful handwriting
Beautiful handwriting is the praise from an aunt. We have Mr Woodhouse praising Emma's beautiful handwriting, on the puzzle;
"..fondly pointing out, as he took up any stray letter near him, how beautifully Emma had written it."
>who is so very good to her aunt and grandmother
For a few weeks every year? While Emma is good to her father all the time.
>and so polite and well-spoken
Apart from Box Hill is there any quote in the book telling us Emma isn't but Jane is?
>and pretty and ... etc.
We know Emma is very pretty, even beautiful (according to Mrs Weston and Mr Knightley).
In addition, Emma doesn't care about how she looks.
"I love to look at her; and I will add this praise, that I do not think her personally vain. Considering how very handsome she is, she appears to be little occupied with it;"
In the end I have one question;
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