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Emma (Annotated) Study Guide and Aid David Blevins

Emma (Annotated) Study Guide and Aid

David Blevins

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* Study GuideThis is a 81 Page breakdown of Jane Austins Emma. This study aid gives detail summaries and analysis of each chapter as well the understanding. This includes plots, character analysis, themes, symbols, quotations, and key facts fromMore* Study GuideThis is a 81 Page breakdown of Jane Austins Emma. This study aid gives detail summaries and analysis of each chapter as well the understanding. This includes plots, character analysis, themes, symbols, quotations, and key facts from the work. Please enjoyExample of Summary from Chapter 1The narrator opens the novel by introducing us to Emma Wood- house, a girl endowed with “some of the best blessings of exist- ence,” including good looks, intelligence, riches, and an affectionate father. Emma’s only disadvantages are that she is slightly spoiled and that she thinks “a little too well of herself.” Emma’s mother died before Emma could form many memories of her, but her gentle governess, Miss Taylor, provided a motherly love. After Emma’s older sister, Isabella, was married and moved to London, Miss Taylor and Emma became best friends.As the novel begins, Miss Taylor has just left Hartfield, the estate of Emma and Mr. Woodhouse, to marry a widower named Mr. Weston, and Emma is left without a companion. She attempts to comfort her despondent father, who hates change, with the thought that they will see the new Mrs. Weston often, but Emma only par- tially succeeds in comforting herself. At this moment, neighborhood resident Mr. Knightley, the brother of Isabella’s husband, pays a visit, having returned from visiting their mutual relations in Lon- don. He affirms the appropriateness of the match between Mr. Weston and Miss Taylor and gently chides Emma when she claims credit. Emma declares that she will repeat her matchmaking success by finding a wife for Mr. Elton, the village rector.