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Written by Robbin
(4/18/2008 8:53 p.m.)
One of the things I have found that I like about Emma during this group read is her creativity. She is a very creative person. She is a talented and creative artist. When she was working on the portrait of Harriet I could perfectly understand why she took a little artistic license and enhanced Harriet’s figure to improve the composition and beauty of the piece and was a bit sad Mr. Knightley criticizes it because he would rather see Harriet as is, shortness and all. Emma’s fantasies about Harriet and Jane Fairfax shows she is also a creative storyteller. I think she puts her storytelling creativity to the wrong use by convincing herself Harriet is the daughter of a gentleman of fortune and speculating Jane is trying to steal another woman’s husband and a man she has never met is a fortune hunter because I don’t think there is a basis for her suspicions but I do admire her creativity a great deal. Perhaps Emma did not get very far in A Midsummer Night's Dream because she enjoys her own creations more; as JA heroines go Emma is far better equipped than Fanny Price to be shown plagiarizing her creator in an adaptation. (:D)
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