Posted by Jessamyn on July 08, 1997 at 23:51:13:
In reply to Re: Emma- Kathy, let's discuss! posted by Kathy F. on July 07, 1997 at 09:14:30
] I think that if Emma had not been wrong to start with, JA wouldn't have "punished" her, in the form of HS being the one to threaten Mr. Knightley and Emma's relationship.
I think what it boils down to is that Emma's overriding fault is an ironclad self-satisfaction. This unforgivable sureness is what makes her so pleasant when she's getting her own way, and so much in denial about being wrong about anything.
I think that's why she has to be so wrong about everything, before she can become a fit person to live with and deserving of Knightley.