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Written by Felicity
(3/5/2011 1:56 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Two turf wars featured in this week's reading....., penned by jeffrey
In the words of Homer Simpson: "Well, duh! He's breathtaking."
More seriously: Mr Knightley has rational reasons for disliking Frank Churchill (Frank's neglect to visit his father, the fact that he went to London to get his hair cut...). However, his dislike is uncharacteristically strong; he doesn't accept any of Emma's arguments in favor of Frank in Ch18, and his opinion so far never seems to improve. So it's not completely out of line to suspect that he's not absolutely candid.
However, Mr Knightley expresses his indifference towards Jane Fairfax as a possible lover in Ch33, so I would not conclude that he is jealous on her account.
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