|GR: I agree
Written by Line
(11/8/2003 8:45 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR:Poor Emma-civil almost to the last, penned by JulieW
] emma is not a woman without faults especailly later in teh novel when she makes her infamous attck on Miss Bates,,but in this instacne she tries very hard to be polite and a good hostess,engaging in converstaion to be met with coolness and reserve.From a woman of her own gneration,known to her an her family.I reallly do think Jane Farifax is being rude.
I'll have to check the book again, but from E3, it's obvious that Andrew Davies interpreted this scene the same way. It happens right after Emma tells Mr. Knightly "You make me feel ashamed of myself", and the way she then takes Jane's arm and sits down and talks to her is really warm and friendly. If she were my hostess, it would certainly make me warm to her, but Jane is cool and never gives a real answer to any of her questions. We then see Emma sort of drawing back, and apparently waiting for the moment when she can move on - a well-acted scene, IMO.
] This being so Jane was very rude when visiting Emma.She should not have outshone Emma in performance at the pianoforte.
LOL! This never occurred to me before, but is it really possible for a noticeably superior performer not to show up an inferior one? It's not as if Jane chose a virtuoso, show-offy kind of song, but her superior skill is still obvious!
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