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Though she’s promised not to play matchmaker, Emma can’t help inventing stories about a secret romance between Jane Fairfax and Mr. Dixon. What’s funny is that she’s almost right. Jane is having a secret romance, just not with Mr. Dixon. It’s a nice way of throwing us off the scent of Jane’s attachment to Frank because at this point, we’re going, “Come on, Emma, quit imagining things! Stop being such a snob.” As usual, her instincts are just a little off.
I love how you brought out the funny parts of Emma’s dialogue where she admits that she didn’t see much chance of hearing from Jane. Emma is full of double meanings, and this is a great example.
I love Miss Bates’ dialogue–how she goes on and on and on about nothing. I’m not sure the modern reader would put up with it as much as Regency folks did, but I think it’s hilarious and so true to life. We all know someone like her. She’s sweet, but she also tries our patience.
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