Home & Weather as Settings
Posted by Tom on September 27, 1997 at 13:47:53:
In response to I'll need help...& setting of "Emma", written by Robyn on September 26, 1997 at 07:50:15
] My first question is this: Is setting at all important to this novel's plot, themes etc????
Here are three examples of settings that affect people in the story:
Jane Fairfax returns to her home setting in order to recover her health, and to gain support from her family as she (patiently?) awaits the end of her secret engagement.
Mr. Woodhouse is so attached to his home setting that he thinks of anything half a mile away as being distant. His attitude affects both Emma and Mr. Knightley as they decide where to live once they are married.
Weather is another kind of setting. I particularly enjoy the way that Emma's spirits, affected by the summer rains, change for the better with the returning sunshine. And just in time for her to hear what Mr. Knightley has to say upon returning from London!
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