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Written by Reeba
(1/30/2011 3:24 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Emma's opinion of the Martins, penned by Patricia AA
The problem here is that Emma is applying the generally accepted view, and shows it when she says;
she knew Mr. Knightley thought highly of them -- but they must be coarse and unpolished,
>Emma very clearly thought to elevate Harriet to a higher level in Highbury society--a level that would make her acceptable as an intimate friend of Miss Woodhouse.
Emma 'felt'/was pretty sure that Harriet was a gentleman's daughter and needed help especially because she had
So it wasn't to make her acceptable as her friend.
There is a certain trend here. First it was the family that was the danger, then it was Robert Martin.
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