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The Blinding Power of Imagination

The Blinding Power of Imagination

The novel offers critical illustrations of the ways in which personal biases or desires blind objective judgment. Emma’s biases cause her to invent an attachment between Harriet and Frank thus blinding her of jane's attachment to Knightley. At the same time, Frank’s desire to use Emma as a screen for his real preference causes him to believe that she is aware of his and Jane's relation. The ironic detachment of the narrator allows us to see many of these misunderstandings before the characters do. And the plot is powered by realizations that permit characters to make more objective judgments.

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The real evils, indeed, of Emma’s situation were the power of having too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself: these were the disadvantages which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments. The danger, however, was at present so unperc...

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The Confined Nature of Women’s Existe

The Confined Nature of Women’s Existe

The novel’s limited, almost claustrophobic scope of action gives us a strong sense of the confined nature of a woman’s existence in early-nineteenth-century rural England. Emma possesses a great deal of intelligence and energy, but the best use she can make of these is to attempt to guide the mar...

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Marriage And The 19th Century Society

Marriage And The 19th Century Society

Marriage and social status are the two foci of Emma. Through Emma, Austen subtly satirizes her society’s obsession with social distinctions.

The relationship between marriage and social status creates hardship for characters. Frank Churchill must keep his engagement to the orphan Jane Fairf...

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Jane Austen's Characters

Jane Austen's Characters

Jane Austen is interested in personal relationships, what actually this or that person is like. Her characters are complicated and their inner world is revealed gradually through her works. The author doesn’t intend to confuse her readers but is willing to show that even though we feel we know pe...

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The novel centres on Emma Woodhouse, a precocious young woman whose misplaced confidence in her matchmaking abilities occasions several romantic misadventures.

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