Thursday, January 27, 2011
Emma Woodhouse is a rich girl, with nothing much to do with her life but thinks herself an important and intelligent person.When her governess gets married to a gentleman whom Emma had introduced to her, she starts to think of herself as a perfect match maker. So she introduces an orphan girl, Harriet, to the first class society she belongs to and tries to find an eligible match for her. Mr Knightly, Emma's friend and relative observes her and on understanding her intentions criticises her for the same. But Emma remains adamant and goes on with her mission. But her plans are to go wrong more than once.
It seems that each of Austen's characters are so well-sculpted that after some time you feel like you know them in and out and can easily predict what Mr. X will do at a given situation. But this does not make the story boring or predicable.
Another story of intricate man-woman relationships from Austen. 4.25 out of 5.