Posted by greg on June 04, 1997 at 23:05:50:
In reply to Re: Emma3's chicken thieves posted by Kathy F. on June 03, 1997 at 11:57:39
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] ] I think the chicken thieves was put in just as a touch of
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] Quite possibly you're right. Now, if we could just get Andrew Davies to post on the bulletin board, we'd be set!
lorraine's probably right, but i think the aforementioned mssr. davies might have allowed for other interpretations(some interesting ones have been mentioned here). as to your explanations, kathy, i would sooner believe the second, i.e., that the scene says "the end" gracefully, than believe it was an attempt to show that emma wasn't lying. as i have mentioned before, i kind of like to allow the possibility that it shows some ingenuity(romantic intrigue) by the knightley brothers to get emma to church by october - even though i know it isn't explicit and is not in strict chronological sequence. ref. the last few paragraphs of the book.________