"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