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|she is sweet, docile and not clever or unduly intelligent
Written by Frances G
(2/3/2011 12:01 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Thank you Barbara for..., penned by Reeba
"She is not a sensible girl, nor a girl of any information. She has been taught nothing useful, and is too young and too simple to have acquired any thing herself"
In fact, Emma says in that chapter that he is undervaluing her: "She is not a clever girl, but she has better sense than you are aware of"
I think Harriet has a personality that's easily influenced and she does not have the sense to see through the manipulators.
Since I believe in personal responsibililty, I think she is to blame, but she is also to be pitied because she lacks the skills to fight against Emma's extremely clever influence.
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