We have come to the end of volume one. The plot involving Mr. Elton has been built, come to a climax, and is somewhat resolved. We see in chapter 16 that Emma has learned a few things along the way, but, judging from her introspection in this chapter and her actions/words in the following one, she has not learned all that is needed. More lessons will be needed, and Miss Austen has a fine cast of characters lined up to help our heroine learn them.
But before we venture into the next volume with its new characters and deceptions, take a few minutes to join the discussion on the Writer’s Block.
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