Posted by Cassandra on July 03, 1997 at 23:09:51:
In reply to MS/JN posted by Luisa on July 02, 1997 at 17:12:45
Emma is reacting against him. Emma acts like a teenager in a rage, at certain points. She doesn`t listen to anybody. She just grows up in the end, when she thinks he has ceased caring about her.
In fact, Knightley is quite a selfless lover, cause he tells Emma the truth, even if that means her starting to dislike and ignore him. The thing is Emma is romantic and when FC flatters her, she likes it. Knightley doesn`t flatter her.
JN was indeed dashing, but I have to say that MS IS Knightley, for me. And he´s also more real and not as cover-of-a-magazine as JN.
I do not see Emma as a teenager in a rage. She is deluded, doomed to blindness, but sweet, loveliness itself-not a better daughter, sister, aunt. The fear of losing Mr.Knightley acts as the big wake-up call. She finally understands her heart. But, Mr.Knightley's words always weigh heavily with Emma. She is so in love with him,she doesn't know it: "She was more conscience-stricken about Jane Fairfax than she had often been. Mr. Knightley's words dwelt with her."
And JN's expressive face and vice are hardly the stuff of models.