Posted by Laraine on July 25, 1997 at 10:33:31:
In reply to yes, the father figure thing bugs me posted by Ann on July 24, 1997 at 17:32:03
] ] Is anyone else a little disturbed by this whole "raise your own wife!" theme?
] I always have been. It looks to me like he trained Emma to be everything he wanted in a wife. I'm bugged by his being in love with her since she was a young girl.
Buy it's also true that Knightley is saying this in a sort of hindsight--how much did he really feel and how much is he colouring with the brush he's got out at the moment?
He hasn't done anything romantic/sexual/adult about his interest in Emma until she was very much of age.
Highbury society provides only one equal for Knightley too...