Posted by greg on June 08, 1997 at 14:35:23:
In reply to Re: Emma3's chicken thieves posted by Kathy F. on June 07, 1997 at 17:04:34
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] ] ] ] I think the chicken thieves was put in just as a touch of
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] ] 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.________
] I just can't think that poorly of either Mr. Knightley. I think we must always disagree on that point--I believe him too much a gentleman to stoop that low.
in my turn, may i say that i may be looking at mr. k thru a late 20th century american sensibility - you're very convincing - but i just can't forget how immobilized emma was supposed to be until the thefts put her father in a different state of mind, and that perhaps mr. k's love transcended his sense of honor a little bit, just this once!