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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
The Romance of the Forest.
20. "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich, ... had lived nearly twenty one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her."
Clever, rich and handsome.
|What finally convinces Mr. Woodhouse that Emma and Mr. Knightley should marry?||Emma
Mrs. Weston's turkeys are stolen.. After the news about the Westons' turkeys, Mr. Woodhouse becomes deathly afraid of 'house-breakers.' Mr. Knightley plans to move to Hartfield once he and Emma marry. In order to acquire a live-in protector, Mr. Woodhouse decides he can tolerate their marriage.
|What do Emma and Mr. Knightley decide to do about Mr. Woodhouse after they marry?||Emma
to live with him at Hartfield. Neither Emma nor Mr. Knightley wishes to disrupt Mr. Woodhouse's life unduly.
|Whom does Harriet Smith marry?||Emma
Robert Martin. Harriet goes back to her first love interest, after falling in and out of love with Mr. Elton and Mr. Knightley.
|Why do Jane and Frank keep their engagement secret?||Emma
Frank's aunt, Mrs. Churchill may not approve.. Frank has been adopted by the wealthy Churchills, his aunt and uncle. The aunt, a troublesome woman, would probably not want Frank to marry penniless Jane.
|Emma's sister's name is?||Emma
Isabella. Isabella Woodhouse Knightley is a kind, but not overly intelligent woman who's anxious about health isssues like her father. There's another Isabella (Thorpe) in Northanger Abbey--but she's a creep.
|Why doesn't Mr. Knightley think Miss Smith is a good companion for Emma?||Emma
He doesn't think the young women will do each other any good.. Mr. Knightley doesn't think Emma will benefit from having an adoring admirer, and he thinks Emma may raise Harriet's expectations too high.
|Which food does Mr. Woodhouse like best?||Emma
gruel. Gruel, as far as I can tell, is a watery porridge-type substance.
|Why is Emma a little difficult to like during the first half of the book?||Emma
She tries to run other people's lives.. By trying to make a match between Harriet and Mr. Elton, Emma almost ruins the younger girl's prospects and exposes her to heartache and ridicule.
|Why does Mr. Woodhouse call Mrs. Weston 'poor Miss Taylor'?||Emma
because he wishes she had never married. Mr. Woodhouse is a kind but fretful invalid who dislikes change. Thus he isn't a fan of marriage. In calling Weston's happy bride 'poor Miss Taylor,' he is attributing his own feelings to her.
|Jane Austen wrote, 'I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like'. Whom did Jane Austen refer to?||Do You Know 'Emma'?
Emma Woodhouse . The time proved Jane Austen wrong. Many people found Emma Woodhouse a great entertaining character.
Mr. and Mrs. John Knightley. She sends Harriet to London to stay there with Isabella so that Harriet might forget about Mr. Knightley and have some fun. There Harriet finds out that she is an illegitimate child and gets together with Robert Martin.