Miss Bates in "Emma"
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This paper presents a character analysis of Miss Bates in Jane Austen's "Emma." The paper describes what Miss Bates is like, and what she means to the masterpiece as a whole. It goes into her physical and psychological features, and how she relates to Emma herself and their relationship as a whole.
From the Paper:"In Jane Austen's 'Emma', Miss Bates functions as a vestige of comedy in a book preoccupied with romance, class and destiny. Miss Bates, is an indicator of propriety and manners in the early to mid eighteen hundreds but also serves as Emma's foil throughout the novel. A friendly, cantankerous old maid and neighbor to the Woodhouses,' Miss Bates is bit of comedic release between romantic interludes and certainly a character that evidences Austen's colorful, vivid imagination. As Janet Todd says about Miss Bates in The Caimbridge Introduction to Jane Austen, "the quintessence of the Austenian comic character ."
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