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Written by Patricia AA
(2/4/2011 7:52 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Woodhouse, penned by Bridget D
To some extent his character helps to anchor Emma's position in the story, both physically and emotionally. Had he been a robust, strong father figure--Emma would have been more well-traveled and definitely not so used to "having her way".
Plus, he does provide comic relief...just as Mrs. Bennett does so often in P&P. Some of the funniest moments occur when he is discussing his nightly gruel and Mr. Perry.
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