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Emma - Study Guide Volume 2 Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 2 Chapter 17 Summary

As the dinner party continues, Mrs. Elton converses with Miss Fairfax on a variety of subjects. It seems that Miss Fairfax wants to become a governess, a position that seems to be appalling to Mrs. Elton. They continue on until Mr. Weston arrives for tea.

Mr. John Knightley is shocked that a man who must certainly be exhausted after a long day would walk over to another man's house for tea. Mr. Weston, however, does not notice any disruption he is causing and immediately goes over to Emma and Mrs. Weston.

He reveals a letter that he just received from Mr. Churchill. It seems that Mr. Churchill will be visiting them again very soon, which pleases Mrs. Weston very much. Emma, however, is almost silenced by the agitation she feels.

Volume 2 Chapter 17 Analysis

Emma's reaction to Mr. Churchill's letter is quite interesting given her former...

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