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Written by Tracy W
(4/14/2008 3:37 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mr. Woodhouse & Mrs. Churchill – Emma & Frank, penned by Robbin
Since JA specifies that Mr Woodhouse has not seen the Knightleys, rather than saying that the Woodhouses have not seen the Knightleys, this implies that Emma has seen them - perhaps a trip to London to purchase a handsome wedding present for Miss Taylor?
As it happens, though I am biased, in the debate between Emma and Mr Knightley on the topic of Frank Churchill, my feelings are on Emma's side more than on Mr Knightley's. I think Frank should come to visit his stepmother, but I also think Mr Knightley is being a bit ridiculous here. I am on Emma's side when she says:
I think Emma's arguments have some merit to them.
And Mr Knightley's stern statements seem to be outside the norm for him, as Emma wonders at it:
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