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Written by Alison Y
(3/14/2011 11:36 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, If this was your first contribution, don't make it your last!, penned by jeffrey
As Emma and Mr. Knightley are my favourite heroine and hero of all times, and being obsessed with this pairing (I’m not shame to confess! Lol) I can be extremely biased when it comes to the love between the couple… but no one can deny Miss Austen’s brilliance – I ‘d like to believe that her works were always intentional; every word, every sentence, every phrase, even the construct of the sentence must have a purpose and her intentions were so brilliant that it could not be as simple as what we could see in the surface. Though what was written in the two chapters somehow seemed to contradict each other, I have to believe that Miss Austen was not contradicting herself… there’s hidden meaning in there and she left it to the reader to decipher it for ourselves. She made no qualms about our speculations, whatever they might be; and in fact, I think she would have been amused to see us wracking our brains trying to understand what Mr. Knightley really meant! :D
I guess there’s truly no right or wrong interpretation… simply interpret the way one wants. And I choose to picture Mr. Knightley and Emma were always meant for each other as friends and as lovers throughout their lives. His love, the MOST beautiful kind of love, for her was always there… just like he rode back in the rain just to see how his sweetest and best of all Emma, faultless in spite of all her faults bore Frank Churchills’s engagement with NO selfish view, no view at all, but of endeavouring! In the momentary conquest of eagerness over judgment, aspired to be told that she did not forbid his attempt to attach her… only then he confessed his love! His love for Emma was infinitely pure and selfless, and I think, such love cannot be born overnight or merely out of jealousy. It must have been brewing for ages and somehow I think he was aware of it, he might have pushed it away for good reasons, but in the back of his mind he knew she was the one… [Sigh!! Simply too beautiful!]
Thank you again for allowing me to share my selfish point of view! :)
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