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Written by Bridget D
(1/29/2011 4:11 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The word snob didn't even exist then., penned by Reeba
While I can undersand modern readers seeing Emma as a "snob", It simply does not accord with the realities of the time. Yes she was being a bit haughty in "not speaking to RObert Martin", but if she wished not to speak to him that was her privilege just as it was rude of Mr Collins to try and force himself on Mr Darcy without an introduction. It's true that she does not admit teh worth of the Martins but that is mostly becuase she is trying to detach Harreit from them.
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