Posted by Sylvia on July 31, 1997 at 13:47:03:
During the Christmas eve party at Randalls, I was struck by the contrasting personality and behavior of the two Knightley brothers. John certainly displayed his mischievous streak when he stirred up the pot so to speak with his pronouncements on the state of the weather. He manages quite nicely to break up a very agreeable party. I suppose the mischief making is standard behavior in a younger brother. But did'nt George exert any influence on his brother or was he too busy supervising Emma all her life?
John certainly has his good qualities; he was very obliging the day after the party and made himself agreeable and pleasant to everybody. And earlier, he was right on target about his assessment of Mr Elton's attentions to Emma. Perception is a trait the two brothers certainly share. The Knightley brothers do distinguish themselves!