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|Is Emma Fair to Jane Fairfax?
Written by Jane Marie
(2/8/2011 2:31 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, "There's no denying those brothers [have] penetration"!, penned by Delories
Is Emma fair to ladies of her own age? Can Emma be both generous and fair?
Unlike some women, Emma is secure enough to recognize other women of beauty and associate herself with them.
Emma judges Harriet to have less than a quick wit, but truly values her openess of temper.
Emma judges well on Jane's manners, apparent level-headedness, and while she envies Jane's musical accomplishments, Emma is fully aware that Jane earned them.
Emma only complains of the difficulties of befriending anyone, such as Jane, who is reserved.
I think Emma made an overture of friendship in chapter 20, but was rebuffed by Jane's reserve.
I think the Knightly's were good judges of men of their own age group; and Emma a judge of women of her own age.
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