[Jane Austen] ↠´ Emma [bizarro-fiction PDF] Ebook Epub Download ☆ Emma woodhouse changes from being vain and self satisfied, blind to her own feelings and dangerously insensitive to the feelings of others, in a slow, painful progress towards maturity.
My interpretation of the first 60 pages of Emma Oh, my dear, you musn t think of falling for him He s too crude and crass Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct I shan t give him another thought Oh, my dear, that s good because I would have to knock you flat on your arse if you were considering someone of such low birth Yawn I tried, but life s too short Plus, I like em crude and crass.
Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder Please Don T Delete This Edition Was Published Pre ISBNOf All Jane Austen S Heroines, Emma Woodhouse Is The Most Flawed, The Most Infuriating, And, In The End, The Most Endearing Pride And Prejudice S Lizzie Bennet Has Wit And Sparkle Catherine Morland InNorthanger Abbey Imagination And Sense And Sensibility S Elinor Dashwood Certainly Sense But Emma Is Lovable Precisely Because She Is So Imperfect Austen Only Completed Six Novels In Her Lifetime, Of Which Five Feature Young Women Whose Chances For Making A Good Marriage Depend Greatly On Financial Issues, And Whose Prospects If They Fail Are Rather Grim Emma Is The Exception Emma Woodhouse, Handsome, Clever, And Rich, With A Comfortable Home And Happy Disposition Seemed To Unite Some Of The Best Blessings Of Existence And Had Lived Nearly Twenty One Years In The World With Very Little To Distress Or Vex Her One May Be Tempted To Wonder What Austen Could Possibly Find To Say About So Fortunate A Character The Answer Is, Quite A Lot For Emma, Raised To Think Well Of Herself, Has Such A High Opinion Of Her Own Worth That It Blinds Her To The Opinions Of Others The Story Revolves Around A Comedy Of Errors Emma Befriends Harriet Smith, A Young Woman Of Unknown Parentage, And Attempts To Remake Her In Her Own Image Ignoring The Gaping Difference In Their Respective Fortunes And Stations In Life, Emma Convinces Herself And Her Friend That Harriet Should Look As High As Emma Herself Might For A Husband And She Zeroes In On An Ambitious Vicar As The Perfect Match At The Same Time, She Reads Too Much Into A Flirtation With Frank Churchill, The Newly Arrived Son Of Family Friends, And Thoughtlessly Starts A Rumor About Poor But Beautiful Jane Fairfax, The Beloved Niece Of Two Genteelly Impoverished Elderly Ladies In The Village As Emma S Fantastically Misguided Schemes Threaten To Surge Out Of Control, The Voice Of Reason Is Provided By Mr Knightley, The Woodhouse S Longtime Friend And Neighbor Though Austen Herself Described Emma As A Heroine Whom No One But Myself Will Much Like, She Endowed Her Creation With Enough Charm To See Her Through Her Most Egregious Behavior, And The Saving Grace Of Being Able To Learn From Her Mistakes By The End Of The Novel Harriet, Frank, And Jane Are All Properly Accounted For, Emma Is Wiser Though Certainly Not Sadder , And The Reader Has Had The Satisfaction Of Enjoying Jane Austen At The Height Of Her PowersAlix Wilber Austen paints a world of excess She s just so fucking brilliant That much so I found the need to swear The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words She doesn t need to tell you her opinions of society she shows them to you Simply put, Emma s farther is a ridiculous prat There s no other word for it He spends his day lounging around eating rich and expensive food and doesn t bother to exercise his body or mental faculties The thought of visiting his recently departed governess, a long time family friend, is utterly deplorable I mean, he can t travel that far She lives the great distance of half a mile away thus, the only possibility is to hire a carriage This isclearlythe only feasible solution to the problem He is self indulgent and spoilt, and in this Austen ushers in the origins of her heroine.
Thankfully, Emma has a degree of Jane Austen famously wrote I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like My initial take Truer words, Jane Truer words Emma is wealthy and beautiful, the queen bee of society in her town, and boss of her household since her father is a hand wringing worrywart, almost paralyzed by his fears She s prideful, self satisfied and convinced she knows best, not just for herself but for pretty much everyone in her circle When Emma decides she s got a gift for matchmaking, trouble soon follows.
On reread, I realized that Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint She s intelligent and essentially kindhearted, she has almost endless patience with her exasperating father, and she s not so proud that she isn t able to learn from her mist My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel Emma , I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my thoughts.
I must start by confessing that I don t like your heroine at all Obviously, this sounds like a harsh judgment on a classic character like Emma Woodhouse, and I wouldn t have dared to be as honest with you as I am, had I not been convinced that you dislike her even than I do For I can at least accept some of her conceited ignorance as a direct effect of the prejudice of her era, whereas you had to deal with her as a contemporary It hardly helped at all that you gave 936 Emma, Jane AustenEmma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance The story takes place in the fictional village of High bury and the surrounding estates of Hart field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among individuals in those locations consisting of 3 or 4 families in a country village The novel was first published in December 1815 while the author was alive, with its title page listing a publication date of 1816 As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian Regency England she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters and depicts issues of marriage, gender, age, and social status 2010 1362 208 1388 560 1392 1395 469 1392 1395 568 1391 60 1390 104 1396 459 13
I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen s masterpieces I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the least likeable heroine Jane Austen has created It may be so, since she is rather headstrong, spoiled and with a strong tendency to plan other people s lives, without giving a second thought to all possible consequences, secluded in the protection of Hartfield, her house, her bubble It may be so but we should not forget that she has no siblings, and an onlychild, often than not, believes that the world probably revolves around him her And I am an onlychild, so don t judge me I recently revisited Emma s world for a group discussion, and I once again foun I may have lost my heart, but not my self control Personally, I may have lost my self control, but not my heart.
My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.
K Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was Pride and Prejudice, and I really enjoyed it.
I thought Emma couldn t be that bad, it s a popular classic and its rating is good To be honest, it s not bad, exactly, but the fact that it took me one whole month to get through it says a lot I had lots and lots of problems with this novel.
1 Emma Such a vain and arrogant main character I mean, I know she is supposed to be an unlikeable character for literary reasons But that doesn t make it any easier.
2 Miss Bates Why bother wasting so much ink and paper on nonsense Numero