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I believe that Frank and Jane argued because of all of the flirting with Emma to the point where everyone notices and the tip of the iceberg for Jane was Frank being late and exposing her to Mrs. Elton and her pushyness.
December 27, 2014
Yes, I agree with Julie R. Jane is upset with Emma because Frank has been flirting with her and praising her while giving hints at Jane’s inconstancy. He really is awful in these chapters.
I must say that as far as Emma’s character development goes, this section of the book is my favorite part. I love how Emma sinks so low, rejected by Jane Fairfax, Mr. Knightley, and the Eltons. I don’t know if there’s such a thing as a redemption plot, but Emma certainly reminds me of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol during these chapters. She is coming face to face with her imperfections, and she’s forced to change. I love how she tries to help Jane. I know other readers haven’t felt too sorry for her up until this point, but you have to start to feel something for her by now.
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