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|Sure, I will agree to disagree
Written by Robbin
(3/2/2011 11:55 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Suppose we agree to disagree., penned by Felicity
I think you misunderstood me. Emma’s thoughts suggest she felt something for Jane: “she felt too much in the secret herself, to think the appearance of curiosity or interest fair” (26). By rescue I meant Emma might join the conversation, give Mrs. Weston a nudge or change the subject herself. I feel Emma would have done better to intercede rather than sit at her ease enjoying Jane’s distress. I would like Emma to be a more compassionate person—one who would see Jane’s distress and wish to relieve it.
I think you missed my point on the dialog between Emma and her father in Ch. 32. I realize Emma had already paid her call on the Eltons but it was immaterial to my point that she lets dislike influence her ideas of what ought to be done for someone. When she talks to her father in Ch. 32 she does have an opinion of Mrs. Elton and it is one of dislike and she does try to talk him out of his regret. I feel she was wrong to try.
I feel that I did give some circumstantial evidence Emma avoided Miss Bates at the Coles party. I have seen none that she gave the lady proper attention. I do not understand the unconditional belief that Emma did when there is no evidence in the text it happened. I probably never will. I think Emma’s history of neglecting Miss Bates makes it prudent to question her behavior.
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