Posted by Jen K on July 18, 1997 at 12:18:17:
Hmm, Emma always makes me wonder (though I'm on my first reading I've seen the film several times) about class and social circle. How could Emma and her father, being of wealth and distinction, spend so much time playing cards with a schoolteacher and and poor old maid? I understand that she lacks proper society due to her inability to leave Highbury, but to choose what seems "improper" society instead? Is everyone really allowing Emma to break rank purely for her amusement?