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Written by Reeba
(3/19/2011 5:37 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Jane to blame, penned by Bridget D
We must not forget that Jane wasn't at Highbury most of the time.
She has her own life with the Campbells. She was perhaps always conscious of it herself, when being cold and reserved with Emma *due to her negative feelings* for Emma of envy for Emma's position etc (which I'm assuming), long before the engagement.
Jane cannot be absolved of her own position as an individual and a person.
I'm wondering if Jane should have first paid Emma a visit on her return to Highbury?
As for holding Emma responsible for her position, I think it would have been Mrs Woodhouse who would be holding that position of responsibility. Emma if remained unmarried would have attained that position much later.
Now as a married woman which brings on resposibilities and maturity, one could blame Emma for her lack of any 'sense of duty'.
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