"The segment in which Mr. Knightley humbles Emma is also critical to the novel because she weeps after hearing Mr. Knightley’s words. The tears signify her shame over realizing the error of her ways. They are also a sign of her growing love for him." - Marc Di Paolo
"She does not really fall in love with Knightley, as Elizabeth Bennet does with Darcy. There is not a moment in Emma when she is not already in love with him. She thinks of him constantly and is always testing her own judgments and perceptions against his.” - Peter J. Leithart
jane austen meme (x) 2/2 locations: highbury
Highbury, the large and populous village, almost amounting to a town, to which Hartfield, in spite of its separate lawn, and shrubberies, and name, did really belong, afforded her no equals. The Woodhouses were first in consequence there. All looked up to them.
To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love ~ Pride and Prejudice
top 10 favourite mini series: Emma (2009)
Emma Woodhouse was born with the sun shining.
ENDLESS LIST OF FAVOURITE PAIRINGS // Mr. Knightley & Emma Woodhouse
↳”I do want you to be honest. So, tell me. Have I no chance of succeeding? My dearest Emma, for that is what you always have been, and you always will be. My most beloved Emma. I cannot make speeches. If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. I have lectured you and scolded you and you have borne it as no other woman would have." - "Can this be true?" - "You’ll get nothing but the truth from me. So tell me what you think." - "I find… I do not know what to think.”