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Emma - Volume 1 Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 1 Chapter 15 Summary

Tea begins after dinner at Randalls and much fun is had by everyone but Mr. Woodhouse and Mr. Knightley. They are both concerned about the weather and the prospect of making it back home safely.

Throughout the night Mr. Elton clings to Emma, making Mr. John Knightley's advice seem true. A snowstorm sets in and after much discussion everyone decides to leave Randalls.

Emma ends up riding in a carriage alone with Mr. Elton, who confesses his undying affection for her. Emma rebuffs him and they argue over Harriet. Mr. Elton leaves the carriage in a huff and Emma is shocked by his apparent lack of manners.

Volume 1 Chapter 15 Analysis

The third part of the dinner party is very revealing, as Mr. Elton's true affections are made known. Emma's shock and remorse at having misled Harriet are keen, and she regrets her matchmaking attempts.

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