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|I'm curious too. A younger Mr. Woodhouse perhaps?
Written by Elizabeth Anne II
(2/11/2011 5:40 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Where did Emma's Class Sense From?, penned by Jane Marie
Did Miss Taylor teach Emma to think so highly/snobbishly of herself? Did Emma read it in books? Mr. Knightley certainly has a sense of the importance of class, but I think he would have tempered his teaching with a lot of compassion and sensitivity.
Someone else comes to mind. Was Mr. Woodhouse more capable of teaching Emma these things earlier in her life? I've been wondering if perhaps Emma is so very kind to Mr. Woodhouse because he is becoming demented and she sees him slipping away intellectually. Maybe, though he was physically sick all her life, he was much more robust mentally in her childhood years.
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