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Emma - Study Guide Volume 1 Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 1 Chapter 8 Summary

As Emma and Harriet become closer, Harriet begins to spend more of her time at the Hartfield and only occasionally drops in to pick up her things from the boarding school.

It is during one of these occasions that Emma and Mr. Woodhouse are visited by Mr. Knightley. Mr. Knightley seems to be acting a little strange, and Emma questions his apparently good mood.

As her father decides to take a walk, Mr. Knightley stays behind to chat with Emma. He reveals the cause for his good mood and the back-story behind Mr. Martin's proposal letter comes to light.

Emma reveals that she told Harriet that she would be better off not accepting this proposal and Mr. Knightley is shocked. He becomes quite angry with Emma and leaves the estate.

Volume 1 Chapter 8 Analysis

Although in a previous chapter Mr. Knightley was unabashedly against Harriet, in...

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