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Plot summary[ edit ] Emma Woodhouse has just attended the wedding of Miss Taylor, her friend and former governessto Mr. Having introduced them, Emma takes credit for their marriage and decides that she likes matchmaking. Knightley, and tries to match her new friend Harriet Smith to Mr.
Elton, the local vicar. First, Emma must persuade Harriet to refuse the marriage proposal from Robert Martin, a respectable, educated, and well-spoken young farmer, which Harriet does against her wishes.
Elton, a social climber, thinks Emma is in love with him and proposes to her. When Emma tells him that she had thought him attached to Harriet, he is outraged. After Emma rejects him, Mr. Elton leaves for a stay at Bath and returns with a pretentious, nouveau-riche wife, as Mr.
Harriet is heartbroken, and Emma feels ashamed about misleading her. Frank was adopted by his wealthy and domineering aunt, and he has had very few opportunities to visit before. Knightley suggests to Emma that, while Frank is intelligent and engaging, he is also a shallow character.
Jane Fairfax also comes home to see her aunt, Miss Bates, and grandmother, Mrs. Elton takes Jane under her wing and announces that she will find her the ideal governess post before it is wanted. Emma decides that Jane and Mr.
She shares her suspicions with Frank, who met Jane and the Campbells at a vacation spot a year earlier, and he apparently agrees with her. Suspicions are further fueled when a piano, sent by an anonymous benefactor, arrives for Jane. Emma feels herself falling in love with Frank, but it does not last to his second visit.
The Eltons treat Harriet poorly, culminating with Mr.
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Elton publicly snubbing Harriet at the ball given by the Westons in May. Knightley, who had long refrained from dancing, gallantly steps in to dance with Harriet.
The day after the ball, Frank brings Harriet to Hartfield; she had fainted after a rough encounter with local gypsies.
Harriet is grateful, and Emma thinks this is love, not gratitude. Weston wonders if Mr. Knightley has taken a fancy to Jane, but Emma dismisses that idea.
Knightley mentions the link he sees between Jane and Frank, Emma denies them, while Frank appears to be courting her instead.
He arrives late to the gathering at Donwell in June, while Jane leaves early. Next day at Box Hilla local beauty spot, Frank and Emma continue to banter together and Emma, in jest, thoughtlessly insults Miss Bates. Knightley scolds Emma for the insult to Miss Bates, she is ashamed and tries to atone with a morning visit to Miss Bates, which impresses Mr.
On the visit, Emma learns that Jane had accepted the position of governess from one of Mrs. Jane now becomes ill and refuses to see Emma or receive her gifts. Meanwhile, Frank was visiting his aunt, who dies soon after he arrives. Now he and Jane reveal to the Westons that they have been secretly engaged since the autumn, but Frank knew that his aunt would disapprove.
The strain of the secrecy on the conscientious Jane had caused the two to quarrel, and Jane ended the engagement. Emma is startled and realizes that she is the one who wants to marry Mr. When she admits her foolishness, he proposes, and she accepts.Discussion group, film adaptions of the novels, links to other Austen sites, quotes from authors about Austen, Austen's letters, criticsm, biography, and calendars behind the novels.
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Summary of Emma Jane Austen's Emma is a novel of courtship. The misunderstandings with regard to perception and deception in Jane Austen’s novel Emma undeniably suggest something sinister about human nature, given the negative effects it has on.
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Feb 03, · In Emma, Jane Austen addresses many issues important to women, making her a feminist of her time. Jane Austen was by no means a radical feminist by today’s standards, but she was indeed a feminist.
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