Mr Knightley envious of FC
Posted by kathleen (elder) on September 06, 1997 at 12:54:24:
In response to Possibly a stupid question, written by Kathy F. on September 06, 1997 at 10:04:25
] 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?
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