Learn from your Mistakes It is often said that when a mistake is made, dwelling on it will do no good. Rather than letting it affect the present and the future, learning from that mistake will be beneficial. Emma Woodhouse makes many mistakes throughout Jane Austen's Emma. Emma attempts to match her friend, who is decidedly of a lower class, to a gentleman. Emma also allows herself to lead on Frank Churchill, even though she is not genuinely attracted to him. Last, Emma publicly claims that she will never marry. As Emma progresses, Miss Woodhouse learns from these mistakes and develops her emotional characteristics. Harriet Smith becomes a sort of project for Emma. Despite the fact that Harriet's lineage is unknown, Emma attempts to match her with a gentleman. The fact that Emma thinks the match is an actual probability shows that Emma is not entirely in touch with reality. Her imagination and hopeful nature lead her to make unwise choices. Emma makes the mistake of influencing Harriet into thinking she can capture a man of a higher class. Harriet is naive, and without question she begins to hold Emma's opinion in the highest regard. Because Emma makes the choice of drawing Harriet away from her true object of affection, Mr. Martin, Harriet's feelings are put in jeopardy. Had Emma not assumed that Harriet's beauty and charm could make up for her lack of fortune, Mr. Martin and Harriet could have settled much earlier. Emma's imagination causes trouble in the novel as well. Had Emma not imagined Elton so in love with Harriet, she might have been able see his affection towards herself. Emma's mistakes cause herself, Harriet, Elton, and Martin emotional distress. The heartache caused by the rejection of Harriet by Mr. Elton makes Emma realize that she should stop her match-making business. Emma learns that she is not always right when it comes to reading people's emotions. "Can you trust me with such flatterers? Does my vain spirit ever tell me I am wrong" (Austen 739). However, Mr. Elton's affections toward Emma give her a sense of superiority. Before the acquaintance is made, Frank Churchill appears to be a potential suitor for Emma. Frank seems perfect upon first appearance. He is physically attractive, he has a way with words, and he is generally polite. He tends to be over pleasing at times. Because Emma sees him as a match with an acceptable social status, she begins to make it obvious that she has a sort of claim over him. Later, when Churchill is shown as irresponsible and deceitful, she continues to flirt with him. "Emma's very good opinion of Frank Churchill was a little shaken the following day, by hearing that he was gone off to London, merely to have his hair cut" (Austen 680). Emma wants the Highbury society to believe that they are a potential match, despite the fact that she has ruled him out completely. Emma also resorts to gossip as a way of flirtation. She continuously jokes with Frank about Jane Fairfax. Frank plays along with Emma, all the while secretly engaged to Jane. This goes to show that Emma still has not learned her lesson. Her assumption that Frank Churchill is actually falling for her is completely wrong. Once Emma hears of the engagement, she is given a reality check. The character of Emma develops emotionally upon hearing the news because she is once again shown that she is not always right. The unexpected engagement also shows Emma that she could not have had Frank Churchill even if she wanted him. Therefore, the superiority she felt after receiving Mr. Elton's affections is lost. Despite her faults, a reader must admire Emma for her independence. During the early nineteenth century, it was not common to find a woman that was
What weapon did Mrs. Maloney use?
A frozen leg of lamb.
How did Mrs. Maloney dispose of the weapon?
She cooked it.
Where did Mrs. Maloney go after murdering her husband?
to the grocery store.
What was the ultimate irony in this story?
the policemen ate the murder weapon
Summary: Chapter 1
The narrator opens the novel by introducing us to Emma Woodhouse, a girl endowed with “some of the best blessings of existence,” including good looks, intelligence, riches, and an affectionate father…
friendships. Pleasure, utility, and characteristic all categorized under friendship, but each one has contrasting requirements to fulfill. Emma, the movie, demonstrates each type of friendship that Aristotle illustrates. Emma Woodhouse and Frank Weston demonstrate the friendship of pleasure. Mr. Elton and Augusta show a friendship that would be under utility. Emma Woodhouse and Mr. Knightly show the last one, known as characteristic friendship.
In Aristotle’s view, he has three types of friendship. Every…
novel that was published during her lifetime, Emma, is about a twenty-one-year-old girl living in a small town outside of London with her father who is a very stubborn and unbending man. The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is not very interested in becoming a married woman—although it is expected of her to do so. In response to this idea, she spends her free time pairing up her female friends with eligible bachelors from all over the neighborhood. Emma takes after her father in the sense that she…
Individual Assignment: Critical Essay-
Compare how male female relationships in two of the following Emma, Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations-- reflect the mores and values of Victorian society
“The Victorian period formally begins in 1837 (the year Victoria became Queen) and ends in 1901 (the year of her death)” (Kirschen). British novels such as Wuthering Heights and Emma reflect and uphold mores and values of the Victorian society. This is portrayed through the characters in the…
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An experience I will never forget
I had only been to Mexico a few times in my life, and had never seen it in any aspect other than vacation. Little did I know that the most rewarding experience I would have would be serving in an orphanage in another country I knew so little about. Being adopted I was able to connect with children in the orphanage. The feeling of helping and working with children helped inspire me to work with children…
“The Best Which the Interests, Prejudices and Temper of the Times Would Admit of”
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2010. The film starred Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning. Coppola’s most recent film is The Bling Ring, based on the actual events of a group of California teenagers who burgled the homes of several celebrities during 2008-2009. Celebrities s such as Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Leslie Mann are starring in the film. It opened the Un Certain Regard section to the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
In 1999, Coppola married Spike Jonze and they divorced in 2003. She now lives in Paris, France with her…
Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann
Using his most ingenious invention, the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time…
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Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
The Master of Suspense
5' 7" (1.70 m)
Alfred Hitchcock was the son of East End greengrocer William Hitchcock and his wife Emma. Raised as a strict Catholic and attending Saint Ignatius College, a school run by Jesuits, Hitch had very much of a regular upbringing. His first job outside of the family business was in 1915 as an estimator for the Henley Telegraph and Cable Company…
in fast time through larger industrial charging stations or at a slower pace using an in home charging station.
Aerovironment Inc. has many competitors within their market. The main competition for this company is organizations such as Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman and Textron Inc. These companies all support the Department of Defense (DOD) by providing not only military aircraft products but UAVs as well. Aerovironment Inc. must continue to gain insight and…