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Written by Lisa Dalrymple
(3/2/2011 8:25 a.m.)
The conversation about the Eltons has got me thinking. (watch out everyone) In MP Mary thinks it is a degredation to be married to a clergyman, yet in 'Emma' Augusta is thrilled with the prospect. So I was wondering if the willingness to marry a clergyman was supposed to shed any light on Augusta's character. Is it because she is 'new money' and he is handsome, so she will have him and she doesn't mind that he is a clergyman? Or could it be that she actually does have good principles and is a good person, but she is just too enthusiastic about her position as the new bride in Highbury - which makes her annoying? She certainly works very quickly to find Jane a well-paid position, which would be seen by most people as a wonderful thing for her to do. Will she be as good to the other parishoners and the poor? I don't know what to think of her. Perhaps I have missed some insight given by the ON?
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