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|she knew Mr. Knightley thought
Written by Stephanie
(2/17/2011 10:48 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mr. Knightley showing a bit of "manly arrogance" here?, penned by jeffrey
(But I do not say 'Amen,' which means 'so be it.' *chuckles*)
I, from my superior placement (where are the sarcasm brackets on this keyboard, anyway?) in the twenty-first century, also see that Emma (and Harriet) is (are) fully of their time. Emma, brilliant though she thinks herself, never wonders if she could be an artist or a writer, and takes little interest in 'improving' Hartfield. Harriet is satisfied to collect charades, and wait for a man to propose. Naturally, Harriet also has classism to limit her behavior, while classism tends to work in Emma's favour.
Patriarchal society requires buy-in from both genders.
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