Jane Austen's "Emma" Analytical Essay by Chrisje

Jane Austen's "Emma"
A discussion of Mr. Knightley's questionably fair attitude towards Emma.
# 6793 | 964 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 | ZA
Published on Feb 07, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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A discussion of the famous Box Hill scene in Jane Austen's "Emma." Mr Knightley asks Emma: "How could you be so unfeeling to Miss Bates? How could you be so insolent in your wit to a woman of her character, age and situation? Emma, I had not thought it possible." It discusses the extent that Mr Knightley was being fair to Emma with his patronizing attitude.

From the Paper:

"Mr Knightley's comments follow Emma's immature and presumptuous remark towards Miss Bates. Mr Knightley's reprimand initially appear to be downright self righteous and ostentatious. It is therefore hard to judge face value whether he is being fair to Emma. It is questionable whether his commentary is pardonable, even essential or merely patronizing and judgemental?"

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