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Written by gianni
(3/15/2011 11:24 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Emma: vindicated about Jane Fairfax to a degree?, penned by Ramya
If Emma had had any kind of proper feeling toward Jane, even of disinterest, she would have noticed Jane's increased reserve and wondered about it -- just as Mr. Knightley did. But she let her lifelong jealousy of Jane's superior accomplishment compared to her own draw her into a disgusting misinterpretation (worse, revealing it!) of the increased reserve.
The fact that Jane made a possibly foolish mistake does not in the least absolve Emma of her guilt.
...cringing even lower behind my wall...
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