Posted by Kathy F. on August 29, 1997 at 18:06:24:
In reply to Re: mr. weston: "poor miss taylor"? posted by Laraine on August 25, 1997 at 13:24:29
] Regarding John Knightley, I see him mostly as he's a family-based person who gets irritated and irritating when people impose on his family time or try to direct it for him. But he's very intelligent and perceptive; he catches on to the Elton problem straight off and he values Jane Fairfax very much. Mr. Knightley obviously thinks he's worth consulting about delicate and perplexing matters such as marrying Emma. Would I like to be married to him? That's completely subjective--but I'd rather put up with his faults than Mr. Weston's, I think...
I agree with most of what you said, but do you really think that Mr. Knightley consulted John on his feelings for Emma? (I know Emma2 makes it appear so, but I don't think it's in the book as such.) In fact, Mr. Knightley went to London to try to forget Emma, not try to see how he could marry her. He thought he had lost the battle to FC for Emma's affections, so had retreated, and gone off the battlefield, as it were.
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