Jane Austen's " Emma" Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Jane Austen's " Emma"
Analyzes characters of Emma, Mr. Knightley & Harriet. Examines author's theme & narrative strategy.
# 13312 | 1,350 words | 5 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Jul 07, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)


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"The plan of this research is to analyze the characters of Emma, Mr. Knightley, and Harriet in Jane Austen's novel Emma, and then to do a close textual analysis of the novel.

The opening sentence of Emma goes far to explain the content of character of Austen's heroine, although as the narrative that follows makes clear, Emma is as it were too clever by half and not as predisposed to happiness as she thinks she is. When Austen says Emma "seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence" (Austen 1), she is really providing a clue that the story fills the gap between seem and is. Indeed, Emma's character development is the content of that process. The development is marked by a series of misperceptions, misinterpretations, and social and moral misjudgments, each of which, when corrected, teach Emma a permanent lesson in growing up and each of which amount.."

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