Book: Emma by Jane Austen
Emma is a novel written by Jane Austen. It is set in the fictional country village of Highbury and the surrounding estates of Hartfield, Randalls and Donwell Abbey, and involves the relationships among people from a small number of families. ---Wikipedia
- Originally published: December 23, 1815
- Author: Jane Austen
- Characters: Emma Woodhouse, George Knightley, MORE
- Genres: Novel, Romance novel, Fiction, Comedy, Reference work, Comedy of manners, Novel of manners
- Dewey Decimal: 823.7
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Quoted from Emma by Jane Austen
"Don't be afraid, my Harriet, even if I become an old girl, I will not be poor. Only poor and single women are despised! A single woman, if she has not had enough sources of life, will be Irritating and ridiculed! Be the laughing stock of young men and girls, but a rich single woman is respected, can be as knowledgeable as everyone else, and people will like her! The difference seems It seems to violate the ideology of normal people, but this is not the case! Due to the lack of security in life, people may become petty and eccentric. Some people with just enough income mostly live in very small and belong to the lowest class. and can become both narrow-minded and rude. But Miss Bates is not such a person. To be sure, people like her, although she is single and not rich. Poor. It didn't make her stingy. I'm sure if she only had a shilling she might be able to take sixpence and give it to others. And no one is afraid of her. It's a good thing to have." "Oh! What are you going to do? What are you going to do when you're old?" "Harriet, if I know for myself, I still say this, my beating heart is aggressive. How can I not understand Why can't people in their 40s and 50s do things the way they did in their twenties. What a woman can do with eyes, hands, and wisdom, I will do when I am old. It can also be said that there will be nothing Different. If I draw less, I can read more books! If I don't like music, I'm weaving rugs. And whether there is someone I like, and whether I have feelings for it, this is really a problem that can't catch up with other people. Really, The biggest disadvantage of not getting married is that there is no such person. These are not my problems. I can take care of those lovely nephews. With so many children, I can find the object of sustenance, although they will have various Expectations and all kinds of worries. Even if I don't give these nephews a motherly love, I feel that it can satisfy me with some strong blind love." --- Quoted from page 10
"I have a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman can't decide whether to accept a man's proposal, of course, she should reject him. If she hesitates to say 'yes' If you decide, then she should say 'disagree' outright." --- quoted on page 52
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"Emma": See these 4 truths about marriage
You can be single, but you have to be rich
"A wealthy celibate woman is always respected, as rational, and as pleasant as anyone. Only poverty makes a celibate subject to public contempt!"
"I'm a flexible, brainy person with a lot of ways to deal with it."
It's a disaster to put your feelings on others
"A weak mind and vanity can only lead to all kinds of misfortune."
Emotions can't be rational, but introspection makes people grow
"Reflection is a mirror, it can clearly reflect our mistakes so that we have the opportunity to correct them."