Posted by Jessamyn on July 24, 1997 at 01:28:06:
In reply to Re: Does Emma need rescuing? posted by Kali on July 23, 1997 at 23:14:46
] In other words, yes - she needs saving, and Mr. Knightley is the only person - intellectually and honestly - who can do it. By A) teaching her a little bit about life, and B) marrying her (cringe or not cringe, depending on you).
And C) taking her up to town for the season, once her dear old Dad departs after, what is it, two years or so? That sounds dreadful, but really I think her father was confining her as much as anything. Can you see him letting her go off to visit her sister for an extended stay, leaving him to boredom and the vagaries of suspect cooking?