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|Well, the reason she resembles Emma is....
Written by Reeba
(2/20/2011 1:34 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Enter, the Illustrious Mrs. Elton, penned by BarbaraB
>* They each want to be first and foremost.
The difference is that in Emma's case *she is* (rather than wants) while it is Mrs Elton who 'wants'.
>* They each indulge in a great deal of self-deception
That's quite true though there are others too like Mr Knightley.
>* They each love to run interference in others' lives and each has taken it upon herself to supervise the life of protegee.
Of course, if Emma has a Harriet then she too *must* have someone so that she can do the grand thing of guiding like an important lady.
>* I believe (I think I have this right) they each would like to own the ability to play well but is doing nothing about it.
Emma plays quite well BUT not as well as Jane and that she accepts. Mrs Elton thinks she plays well, but like all other married women "has given it up."
Emma is the one *she* has to beat in importance, not Mrs Weston, not Jane and definitely not Harriet!!!
She even wants to compare Hartfield to Maple Grove, so why not herself to Emma!!!
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