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Emma - Study Guide Volume 3 Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 3 Chapter 8 Summary

Emma visits the Bates' household and hopes that Miss Bates will not hold the previous days events against her. To smooth things over, she immediately asks about Miss Fairfax. Emma learns that Miss Fairfax has taken a job as a governess with a friend of Mrs. Elton's. The Smallridge family lives near Maple Grove and Miss Fairfax is due to leave within two weeks time.

Mr. Churchill is mentioned briefly, and Emma thinks it odd that Miss Bates would know so much of his comings and goings but puts it aside.

All seems to be well with Miss Bates and Emma leaves quickly.

Volume 3 Chapter 8 Analysis

Emma's apology, although not outright, is more in line with her character than the previous rudeness she displayed the day before. The announcement of Miss Fairfax's imminent departure is somewhat shocking and the reader is still left to conjecture...

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