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|I am sure I had much rather hear you.
Written by Stephanie
(2/15/2011 5:18 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, What always makes me laugh here..., penned by Erica M.
I think you are painting Emma's appreciation of Harriet's praises of herself with too broad a brush. In ch. 27, Harriet praises Emma over Jane Fairfax, and Emma is not having any of it. Emma is aware of some of her deficiencies, even if she it blind to others.
Speaking generally of Harriet's praises, what did the society of the 1800s mean by 'taste?' Harriet says she does not think Jane Fairfax's playing showed taste, so does that mean her choice of song? Does it mean 'expression' while singing? Something else? I just tried looking it up on Johnson's Dictionary online, but there is something wrong with the search engine. Any experts able to educate me?
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