Possibly a stupid question
Posted by Kathy F. on September 06, 1997 at 10:04:25:
In response to Final Week of Group Read...something new to discuss?, written by Kali on September 05, 1997 at 16:39:11
] We're coming up to the end...while everyone's still got their books in hand, this would be a good time to tie up loose ends, ask questions, etc.
In the proposal scene, just after Mr. Knightley has gone off on FC, Emma says, "You speak as if you envied him." And he replies, "And I do envy him, Emma. In one respect he is the object of my envy."
Precisely WHAT is the envious point??
After this is said, Emma thinks immediately of Harriet ("They seemed to be within half a sentence of Harriet..."), but I cannot figure out why--was it because FC was able to monetarily marry so much beneath him, and Emma thought that Mr. Knightley was planning to do the same thing with Harriet?
This is bugging me to no end!
Thanks for any help
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