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Written by Bridget D
(1/30/2011 4:58 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I see it differently, penned by Ramya
Mr. Knightley is not saying that she should stay in her class, but rather that the probability was that Harriet would grow uncomfortable belonging to her class, with little hope of a change. In other words, Harriet would become a snob"
I dont see that. teh word "snob" didnt' exist and the concept was not really therre...
If Emma takes her up and she spends a lot of time at Hartfield, the problem is that she does not BELONG there... and if say Emma got bored with her, got married and moved away, what woudld happen to Harriet? She'd be back to full time at Mrs Goddards, and she woudl probalby be a bit uncomfortable with life there. That's not being snobbish, it is just what you're used to. Emma would have taken her away from the home she had and given her expectations that had no hope of coming true. Even if She and Emma stay friends, and Emma keeps on hoping to match her with a gentleman, its likely that such hopes have no chance of coming true. Money tends to marry money.. and her illegitimacy would also be soemthing of a barrier....So Harriet woudl be stuck there as Dear Miss Woodhouse's compnaion but without any real hopes of ever fidning a husband....
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