She does indeed...
Posted by Kali on October 15, 1997 at 00:31:47:
In response to Always has - just didn't know it!, written by Robyn on October 14, 1997 at 23:13:52
Another point I noticed while doing my chapter notes on 'Emma' which you might find interesting - or not see anything in it at all! - is that during many of the times when we see Emma's thoughts, I noticed that she refers to something Mr Knightley would have said, or has said to her. This happened quite a few times - you should have a look and see, and you'll realise that Emma often refers to Knightley in her thoughts!!!
Indeed...I like the part where she remembers aloud to Harriet the pencil treasure...recalling the occurance in terms of where Mr. Knightley was standing, and that the conversation in which he was engaged had to do with spruce-beer (tres random).
As for when I think Emma should've gotten a clue, I'd have to name the scene in which she and Mr. Knightley argue over Frank and duty. It's painfully obvious that he hates Frank because he's jealous of her interest in him. '"He is a person I never think of from one month's end to another," said Mr. Knightley, with a degree of vexation, which made Emma immediately talk of something else.'
Sure, Mr. Knightley. We believe you.
In an unrelated vein, this passage strikes me as uncommonly fitting for Emma's preoccupation with everyone else's relationships to the expense of her own:
"Such an adventure as this, a fine young man and a lovely young woman thrown together in such a way, could hardly fail of suggesting certain ideas to the coldest heart and the steadiest brain. So Emma thought, at least. Could a linguist, could a grammarian, could even a mathematician have seen what she did, have witnessed their appearance together, and heard their history of it, without feeling that circumstances had been at work to make them peculiarly interested in eachother? How much more must an imaginist, like herself, be on fire with speculation and foresight? especially with such a groundwork of anticipation as her mind had already made."
In fact, the linguist, the grammarian, and the mathematician would have caught all that and more, most especially the perfection of a matching of Mr. Knightley and Miss Emma Woodhouse. Duh.
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