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Written by Stephanie
(1/26/2011 8:58 a.m.)
The first line of the novel shows a certain smugness about Emma. Are we supposed to like her? We are shown that she likes "contriving things so well" (more than she likes seeing her father comfortable?), so is her complacency such that we should be borderline disgusted? When mr. Knightley says that it would do Emma good to be in love with a doubt of a return, is he repeating what the author said when we started the novel? Is this a hint that Mr. Knightley has a clear viewpoint, one to be given weight and credence?
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