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Written by Moni
(5/4/2008 3:18 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The plot thickens!, penned by Rachel G
Miss Bates busy chatting adds to the tension, and her comment that her mother chatted all evening with Mr Woodhouse, yet we never hear her speak, as she is deaf. And why did Miss Bates have to slip away without telling everyone when she settled her mother to bed for the evening?
Mr Weston also appears to have a veiled dig at Mrs Elton, in how he talks about Mrs Churchill, and her origins. Tension plus. Of course this goes over the top of her head, if he intends it this way.
And we know from the ball that Frank doesn't like Mrs Elton/Mr Elton, nor does Mr Knightley, nor does Emma, and then later nor does Harriet, afterwards. And of course they keep this to themselves.
The gossip about the gipsies goes all over the town, in spite of Emma's wish for intrigue, to save her father worrying and limiting her outings further.
And then we find out Emma is an imaginist, through her on musings! And Harriet had a far deeper fixation on Mr Elton than anyone knew,-- she kept her collection box of precious treasures firmly secret, even from Emma. As to where her heart is directed now is equally a mystery, I agree. I wonder what other secrets will emerge? Great post!
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