Posted by Kathy F. on June 07, 1997 at 18:49:09:
In reply to Re: Emma = Caroline Bingley [P&P]? posted by Linda on June 05, 1997 at 00:00:35
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] ] I think that Elizabeth and Emma could have become friends.
] The enlightened Emma, perhaps.
Exactly! And I think the enlightened Elizabeth, too. I don't think that if the ladies to which we are introduced at the beginning of their respective books would have like each other very much, but I believe that Mrs. Darcy and Mrs. Knightley would have enjoyed each other's company very much. I think they both have to undergo some changes. And remember, the title of P&P does not specify that only Darcy was proud--Lizzie was exceedingly proud in her way, and that included being proud at being wittier than the rich snobs, of whom Emma was sure to have been.