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Emma, endearing or a complete jerk? July 9, 2008

Filed under: 1 — antof9 @ 6:05 pm

Hello fellow Jane Austen adventurers. Hope everone had a fabulous Fourth of July and got plenty of reading done 🙂

As I read Emma I often wonder if a language barrier is causing me to think more poorly of Emma than I ought to. Some of things that “come out of her mouth” seem completely terrible and insensitive, but no one reacts to what she says. This leads me to believe that I just don’t understand the language as well as I should. Or maybe they were just so shocked by her answer they couldn’t answer appropriately. Anyway…

We are meeting at Wystones Tea located in Belmar. It’s located near the non-Alameda entrance to Dick’s Sporting Goods, or near Yankee Candle. Please read to Part III.


2 Responses to “Emma, endearing or a complete jerk?”

  1. Antof9 Says:

    I think you’re reading it correctly, actually. I mean that was her whole deal, wasn’t it? She’s a nicely brought up “lady” with all the proper “accomplishments”, and yet, she’s so self-centered, she says rude things all the time!

    Seriously — remember the Alicia Silverstone character in Clueless? Remember Gwyneth? They hurt people’s feelings left and right …

  2. Antof9 Says:

    So I finished this over the weekend (evidently, I read the classics while camping — Jane Eyre a couple years ago, and Emma this weekend), and I LOVED it!

    I also really look forward to seeing Clueless and Emma (onscreen) again soon 🙂

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