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Written by Reeba
(2/11/2011 6:43 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Of course she does. Emma is hardly subtle about it, penned by Kathleen Glancy
Emma’s behaviour IMO has to be judged from where it’s coming.
It seems to be common knowledge among friends and family that Emma ‘senses’ things and more often than not these sensed/guessed things come true.
Emma’s given to flights of fancy and imagination. A man rescuing a woman from, according to her, ‘certain death is thick with possibilities for such a mind. It will wander into all sorts of romantic notions about the said woman, and the very novelish angle of her falling in love with him. She should of course learn to subject these flights of fancy to understanding as Mr Knightley says in CH:5
-She will never submit to[ ……] a subjection of the fancy to the understanding.
Mr Knightley brings up Emma’s fanciful thinking again in CH:12
**I have to say, Mr Knightley knows Emma best and why she says or does certain things.**
Emma and the others in Highbury seem to speak their mind, and Emma’s lack of tact is more a sign of her small town mind than anything else.
These are not excuses for Emma’s behavior but an explanation for them as I see it. Personally I see all these flaws as something not deep inside her. To me they seem normal enough.
As for Emma’s thoughts about Jane’s praise of her playing is understandable.
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