Posted by JulieII on June 08, 1997 at 16:44:30:
In reply to S&S and Emma posted by Kathy F. on June 08, 1997 at 15:45:52
] Why was the secret engagement of Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill so morally reprehensible in Emma but the secret engagement of Lucy Steele and Edward Ferrars no big problem in S&S? Was it that people object to LS so violently that the bad morals of the secrecy was not thought of?
] Thanks for any input.
Frank was openly flirting with Emma and everyone was expecting their engagement. Only Elinor and her mother and sisters were really aware of Elinor's relationship with Edward. (If I remember correctly, I haven't re-read S&S in a while.)
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