Frank leaves with the Westons to London and by the time he gets back Emma knows she no longer has feelings for him. Suddenly—Emma realizes she might be in love with Mr. Knightley and that it was wrong of her to convince Harriet to decline the proposal of Robert Martin. Finally, all ends well when Emma and Mr. Knightley become married as well as Harriet and her first love Robert Martin. The reader is fi... ... middle of paper ... ...beliefs. Austen tries to show that people change even when they don’t expect it and they can also change their outlook on life; kind of like how Harriet started off in the novel being with Robert Martin, the local farmer, then transitioned to Mr. Elton, then to Mr. Knightley, and lastly she went back to Robert Martin.
It makes people think badly of the family and shames them. People knew that Wickham wasn?t in love with Lydia, and that Lydia lives for the excitement. Lydia?s attitude towards marriage was that she enjoys flirting and having a good time, so wasn?t thinking of her future. In the book it says that Mr Wickham?s ?affection for her soon sunk into indifference?. As they were not thinking about love or their future, their marriage is not a happy one and although Lydia likes to brag about being the first one of the daughters to be married, it is predicted she will regret this later.
Once she finds out that he may possibly marry one of her daughters, her feelings toward him change: “the man whom she could not bear to speak of the day before, was now high in her good graces” (71). When she finds out that he might marry one of her daughters, she acts very friendly towards him and tries to please him in every way possible in hopes that he will marry one of her daughters. If he does so Mrs. Bennet knows that she might have security. Mr. Wickham doesn’t necessarily marry Lydia for her family’s money, because they don’t have any, but how it will benefit him to do so. When Mr. Gardiner writes back to the family, he explains that he has arranged for Mr. Wickham to marry Lydia, as long as Gardiner “[paid for] his debts to be discharged, and something still to remain” (288).
Although she is greatly distressed by the news, she instantly dismisses it as a simply fact of life. I think it's interesting to see how a natural part of life, i.e. marriage, should so violently disturb the lives of Emma and Mr. Woodhouse, who is in particular a fanatical status-quo character. Emma lead herself to believe that she is solely responsible for the marriage of her governess and is doubly pleased by her matchmaking skills. However her sense of control is greatly altered when she steps into the role of matchmaker to her newfound friend Harriet.
Once Darcy finally decides he loves Elizabeth, he tries to dance with her only to be declined (Austen 27). This begins his growth in character. When Elizabeth sarcastically fails to find a flaw in him, Darcy finally proclaims, “I have faults enough” (Austen 60), Darcy goes on to talk about how bad his temper is to the point where some may consider it resentful. He tells Elizabeth his biggest flaw: “My good opinion once lost is lost for ever” (Austen 61). When Darcy first asks Elizabeth to marry him he insults her family’s status before asking, thinking it won’t matter because he’s too good for her to say no.
Evidence of Emma’s lack of objectivity appeared at the beginning of the movie when she marries Dr. Bovary even though she know nothing about him, and marries him because it seems romantic. This does not satisfy her because she soon realizes that her marriage is anything but a romance novel, but is a practical. Although Emma’s husband is pleases with their marriage and to the outside world Emma should be happy, she is disappointed and board. Emma feels dissatisfied by her new life, because, due to her inability to get past childhood expectations, she always expected marriage to lead her to romantic bliss; instead, she feels that her life has fallen short of the high expectations she received from books. Her marriage does not match her naively romantic expectations, and she lapses into a state of boredom and restlessness.
Her concern for her sister and her intellect interest Mr. Darcy even more, but he is afraid of falling in love with someone who is so much poorer. Mr. Bennet’s estate at Longbourn is supposed to go to Mr. Collins, a clergyman, because Mr. Bennet doesn’t have a son and Mr. Collins is the nearest male relative. Mr. Bennet sends his cousin on a chore to Meryton with his daughters. There they meet George Wickham, a handsome militia officer. At an evening party, Wickham tells Elizabeth his life story.
Secondly, as stated above, Mrs. Dalloway, who does not dare to express her love to Peter after a period of time, regrets her young decision that her memories ceaselessly surge in her mind. Clarissa does not tell the truth about herself: she actually loves Peter more than Richard, but she is worldly and wants social status and ranking from her husband (Woolf 209). On the contrary, neither wealth nor rank the ghostly couple wants, but simply companionship from each other. They have undergone the separation of death, they now passionately cherish their
Mr. Darcy later asks her if her feelings towards him have changed, and she admits that they do. Darcy takes a bold move and proposes again, and Elizabeth accepts the offer. When Elizabeth goes to tell her oldest sister, Jane, about the how she has just gotten engaged to the man she once said no too, Jane asks Elizabeth, “... are you quite certain that you can be happy with him” (Austen, 4713). Elizabeth responds saying, yes that she Johnson 4 is truly happy with Mr. Darcy. Her feelings towards him have changed completely since she now sees the true gentlemen in him.
When the man proposes marriage to Emma instead of Harriet, the matchmaker realizes it was all a "fancy encouraged by her own emotions" that led her to believe the suitor cared for Harriet. It isn't until the gentleman falls for Emma that she notices the extent of her folly. Emma, feeling terrible about leading her intimate friend Harriet on, soon finds another man she deems proper for Harriet's new social position. Once Harriet becomes excited about this new admirer, the gentleman reveals that he "has been privately engaged to" marry another young lady for the duration of their acquaintance. This once again broke Harriet's heart and added to the list of mistakes Emma makes on Harriet' behalf.