Posted by Kali on July 17, 1997 at 04:19:25:
In reply to Re: What was Emma's tone? posted by Ann on July 17, 1997 at 00:32:42
Wouldn't this have deeply offended Jane, and prevented any chance of a reconcilliation between Jane and Emma in the future? or was Jane too distracted by other things that day to mark what Emma said when not seeming to flirt with Frank?
Jane more than any one would be aware of her aunt's ridiculously annoying nature. I dare say that she would have understood Emma's slight if she were paying proper attention.
There comes more of a bond between the two girls than we - or they - would have ever suspected possible. I think that from the strawberry outing (when Jane thanks Emma for letting her go in peace) at least, Jane has understood a sympathetic connection with Emma; They've both been used by Frank, they both have to put up with the prattle of annoying relatives (Mr. W/Miss Bates), they are both remarkably talented young ladies, and then there's the similarity of upbringing to a point. They are, after all, both the same age and both daughters of Highbury. It's really only their monetary situations which differ, though Jane's "deception" leads us to believe that she is more reserved than Emma, cool and without the capability of friendship.