Posted by Kali on July 22, 1997 at 19:02:29:
In reply to Why so long? posted by Vala on July 22, 1997 at 17:34:37
I have always wondered why it took Mr. Knightley so long to realize he loved Emma? Any thoughts?
He'd been aware of his feelings for a very long time. It took Frank to goad him into a passion. Just after the proposal:
"He had been in love with Emma, and jealous of Frank Churchill, from about the same period, one sentiment having probably enlightened him as to the other."
And he jests later, "I have been in love with you since you were thirteen at least."