Posted by Beth on July 08, 1997 at 01:46:59:
In reply to Emma/Harriet posted by Julia on July 07, 1997 at 20:20:03
] Thank you, elder Kathleen; I have no idea why that confused me.
] Does anyone think that at the end of "Emma" (the novel) either Emma or Harriet regret their friendship, or wish to end it??
I don't think that Emma ever truly valued Harriet as a friend. She tought of her as someone she could teach and help. Once Emma grows away from those selfish needs, and once Harriet grows up enough to decide her life for herself, the two really have nothing in common.