Posted by Kali on June 03, 1997 at 23:28:16:
In reply to Re: Emma = Caroline Bingley [P&P]? posted by Cindy on June 03, 1997 at 21:40:45
I've always thought that Emma was designed with the feelings and troubles of the rich in mind. In a way, it's more difficult to make an intelligent drama out of the lives of the wealthy and content (especially when said drama is infused with a healthy dose of humor). Finally, Austen gives heroine time to a young woman who is both rich and popular - and puts her into a situation deep enough to produce the author's most poignant work!