Emma essay

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Katie Garth Mrs. Curtright Adv. Composition February 10, 2011 Emma Analysis Women have always faced the issue of being the lesser sex but have grown from it and accomplished great things. Marriage, an equal partnership of life, is sometimes por- trayed as a woman needing a man to get by. Jane Austen’s Emma promotes feminism by re- vealing the struggles of a young girl developing into a more self-aware woman. Emma, continually interfering with other’s lives, meets Harriet Smith and decides Harriet needs her help to act like a proper woman. Mr. Martin, a lower class farmer, de- clares his love for Harriet Smith and asks for her hand in marriage. Emma strongly disap- proves of this proposal because she believes Harriet is far too good for a farmer and she shouldn’t stoop down to a lower social class because it looks badly. Emma told Harriet, “. ..It would have grieved me to lose your acquaintance, which must have been the consequence of your marrying Mr. Martin. ..” a prime example of how strongly she feels about social class; she refuses to visit Harriet if she is to marry Mr. Martin. Emma, obsessed with match-mak- ing everyone around her, attempts to set Harriet up with Mr. Elton. He hangs around the same crowd and would be a suitable match for Harriet; Emma thinks she sees a connection
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Willis during the Spring '11 term at Kennesaw.

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