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|Emma's view of Mr. Martin
Written by Jean B
(4/4/2008 11:23 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Poor Mr. Martin!, penned by MarianneR
"so good a letter, Harriet, that every thing considered, I think one of his sisters must have helped him. I can hardly imagine the young man whom I saw talking with you the other day could express himself so well,"
She has hardly exchanged a word with him and she jumps to this conclusion - I am really finding it hard to forgive her at this point.
My question at this point in the story is: Is this view of the farming class prevalent in Jane's time, or is this just Emma's lack of a wider society. Is she parroting a societal belief or is it her total focus on Harriet and Mr. Elton that blinds her? I just can't put my finer on it yet.
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