Posted by Kathy F. on July 05, 1997 at 11:25:20:
In reply to Re: Emma as an old maid! posted by Kali on July 04, 1997 at 02:43:22
] The key here is "SOME doubt of its return"...once she and Knightley connect (i.e., she understands his teachings and worth, and then grows up), there is no going back. They must be married, as Mr. Knightley would have never married Harriet. That fear was all in Emma's overactive mind. Emma's awakening and her union with Mr. Knightley go hand-in-hand.
BTW, you can go over to FanFic for my take on that. I hope you like it.