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Emma - Study Guide Volume 1 Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Emma's talent for painting is revealed and we learn that she has done a number of portraits, landscapes and other drawings. As she attempts to bring Harriet and Mr. Elton together, the idea is hatched for her to paint Harriet's portrait. Although Harriet is somewhat shy about the idea, and Emma is not entirely convinced that she can create a proper likeness, Mr. Elton pleads with her to take on the task.

As we see in this chapter, Emma's designs appear to be working, at least on Mr. Elton. Harriet's feelings about Mr. Elton, however, are not revealed; leaving us to wonder if she is still set on the uncouth Mr. Martin.

As the portrait is being painted, Mr. Elton continually checks on its progress and becomes a bit of a nuisance. In the end, the painting is finished and it is decided that Mr...

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