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Written by gianni
(3/17/2011 2:14 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Emma's envy and dislike were due to...., penned by Reeba
... all this self-judging -- in fact, I see the exact opposite, until the harm she's done finally forces her to acknowledge, at the very end of the book, her own wrongdoing toward Jane, Miss Bates, Harriet, Robert Martin, and even Mr. Elton.
But, as I've said before, Austen puts in enough ambiguity to allow those of us who want to exaggerate her faults to find plenty of evidence, and those who want to exaggerate her goodness to find evidence.
We will continue to disagree.
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