Posted by Kathy F. on June 30, 1997 at 23:32:44:
In reply to Re: ...and the battle for Emma's soul... posted by Kali on June 29, 1997 at 19:08:56
] I agree with everything except the first few sentences. Are you referring to the book or Emma2 when you say that he has admittedly loved her since Frank's arrival?
] Both, and admittedly to himself until the proposal.
] "On his side, there had been a long standing jealousy, old as the arrival, or even the expectation, of Frank Churchill. He had been in love with Emma, and Jealous of Frank CHurchill, from about the same period, one sentiment having enlightened him as to the other."
Didn't I say it had been a while? ;-) But I think that he would have controlled himself enough to not show that much difference in his actions, like Emma did when she thought that Mr. Knightley was in love with Harriet. So I still hold to Emma3 and the apparent lack of affection (until you read between the lines) as being the more proper interpretation.