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Emma - Volume 3 Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 3 Chapter 12 Summary

Mrs. Weston arrives at Hartfield after visiting with Miss Fairfax. Emma learns that Miss Fairfax had a terrible time concealing the engagement and Emma deeply regrets her past actions in Miss Fairfax's regard. She also regrets her actions in trying to improve Harriet and wishes that she had chosen Miss Fairfax as a friend instead.

Emma's father takes ill and she is continually at his side, giving her time to reflect on their circumstances. Soon, if the Westons have a child, she will lose their company. Mr. Churchill will no longer be visiting, and Miss Fairfax will leaving as well. If Harriet does marry Mr. Knightley, their one remaining friend will be gone, leaving her alone with her father.

Volume 3 Chapter 12 Analysis

Finally, Emma begins to realize that all of her machinations may turn out to be her undoing. By encouraging Harriet to leave her...

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