Posted by Kali on May 29, 1997 at 01:11:13:
In reply to Commercial-free Emma3 posted by Ann on May 29, 1997 at 00:35:41
Sounds like we're pretty much in agreement about everything, except the Elton thing. I though both Dominic Rowan and Alan Cumming were great...but I have to differ with you on Elton's motives. I was always under the impression that he never really loved Emma, but that he was after her money:
"He wanted to marry well, and having the arrogance to raise his eyes to her, pretended to be in love, but she was perfectly easy as to his not suffering any disappointment that need be cared for. There had been no real affection either in his language or manners...he only wanted to aggrandize and enrich himself; and if Miss woodhouse of Hartfield, the heiress of thirty thousand pounds, were not quite so easily obtained as he fancied, he would soon try for Miss Somebody-else with twenty, or with ten."
And from Mr. Knightley: "She remembered what Mr. Knightley had once said to her about Mr. Elton, the caution he had given, the conviction that he had professed that Mr. Elton would never marry indiscreetly [euphemistically speaking, no doubt - Mr. Knightley is always gemtlemanlike and subtle!]..."