Posted by Kali on July 02, 1997 at 00:43:11:
In reply to Re: ...and the battle for Emma's soul... posted by Kathy F. on July 01, 1997 at 22:23:07
Perhaps I should have made more clear my retraction. I'm sorry, I know my own mind (occasionally ;-P) and apparently I think that every one else is a mind reader. (Sorry for any inconvenience.) I was taking back what I said about Mr. Knightley's knowledge of his love for Emma. I agree with the book that he was aware of his feelings, but just controlled himself. His going to London was the ultimate struggle that he lost because (imho) he felt he could no longer act the part expected of him in the face of Emma's and Frank's engagement. Up until that point, he was able to keep whatever feelings he had, cloaked in the sort of affection he had always shown Emma--with perhaps a few breaking the surface.
I get you now, Kathy. As far as the mindreading thing, yeah, I've been known to skip a few steps too, and it confuses people. :-)