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Written by Reeba
(2/22/2011 9:40 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Miss Bates' letters to Jane...., penned by Reeba
>I can well understand his bitter disappointment at seeing his wishful thinking on Emma's good will quashed by Emma herself.
Well, Mr Knightley has to learn a lesson or two too, IMO :) .
If I were Mr Knightley I would ask Emma for the reasons of her so called, by him 'neglect'.
>It was a dislike so little just -- every imputed fault was so magnified by fancy, that she never saw Jane Fairfax the first time after any considerable absence, without feeling that she had injured her; ... These were charming feelings, but not lasting. Before she had committed herself by any public profession ... every thing was relapsing much into its usual state.... She [Jane] was disgustingly, was suspiciously reserved.
That's typical Emmaish behaviour.
If it's Jane's right to answer vaguely without giving any information, I think it is only normal not to feel very friendly with someone who gives such a response.
I would also like to analyze what's going on in Jane's head at these precise moments. What is her reaction to Emma's curiosity. Is she considering Emma someone inferior to herself here?
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