How Is Emma A Dynamic Character

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The story of Emma by Jane Austen is truly a delightable tale. Each character is so well developed, it would be worthwhile to take a deeper look at those in and around Hartfield. The tale of Emma is filled with all types of characters, however, it would take pages upon pages to analyze them all. For this reason, only those from whom Austen says "In spite these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the confidence, the predictions of the small band of true friends who witnesses the ceremony, were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union." (Pg. 422) will be touched upon. Emma Woodhouse is said to be "handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence;" (Pg. 1). As the world goes on its way with all the concerns and realities of life, Emma is safe in her home at Hartfield. However, this put Emma in the awful situation…show more content…
George Knightly is a very respectable character, who is very caring and compassionate towards both Mr. Woodhouse and Miss Bates. He is the type of man who observes the needs and feelings of others and is careful to give the amount of respect and compassion they deserve. "Her situation should secure your compassion" (Mr. Knightly speaking to Emma Pg. 324). Mr. Knightly is also a man strong in opinion and morals, as a result, he has much to say about Frank Churchill and his immature behavior. When it comes to disagreements, George is strong in his opinions, he displays a confidence that he is right and (in many cases) Emma is wrong. "She {Emma} did not always feel {...} so entirely convinced that her opinions were right and her adversary's wrong, as Mr. Knightly. He walked off in more complete self-approbation than he left for her" (Pg. 56). Just as Mr. Knightly feels strongly in his opinion, so he feels in his love for Emma. As a result, for perhaps the first time, he knows not how to speak "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more" (Pg.
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