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Marriages and Love in Emma

By Ethel Howard,2014-12-02 18:35
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Marriages and Love in Emma Love is a forever topic in novels, yet so is in Emma. Love is a wonderful thing. When you really fall in love , you can not escape. In our eyes, marriage is the results of love. If you love someone, and that person loves you at the same time, you can get married for granted at the right time. Howeve..

     Marriages and Love in Emma

    Love is a forever topic in novels, yet so is in Emma. Love is a wonderful thing. When you really fall in love , you can not escape. In our eyes, marriage is the results of love. If you love someone, and that person loves you at the same time, you can get married for granted at the right time. However, marriages in Emma are different from what we think. They are the results of so many comprehensive factors. Lets

    enjoy them together.

    Emma Woodhouse,21, who was a lady with beauty, wealth and intelligence. It seemed that she was perfect. Yet she was popular in peers and relatives , and many gentle man fell in love with her. However ,maybe just because of these merits, she was so proud, even she took it for granted that she could control others marriages.

    Harriet Smith, the natural daughter of somebody, Emmas walking

    companion, is the leading character in Emmas matchmaking fantasy.

    She and Mr Martin fell in love with each other. Even though, she refused Martins proposal, because Emma thought Mr Martin couldnt

    match Harriet, and this marriage would thrown Harriet out of all good society. In Emmas eyes, only by appropriate marriage could Harriet change her poor life. So this was a view that marriage shouldnt be the

    outcome of love, but the means entering good society. Then Emma made a match between Harriet Smith and Mr Elton, and later somebody

else.

    Mr Elton wsa a good-humoured , cheerful, obliging, and gentle. Although Emma tried great efforts to make a match between Elton and Harriet, finally, it was in vain, It was Emma that Elton was really interested in, instead of Harriet. Was because Emma more pretty than Harriet? No, it was wrong, absolutely wrong. In fact, the real reason was that Emma was much richer than Harriet, the economic factor was the key factor. However, Emma was angry with Elton, of course, she refused Elton, not just because Mr Elton wasnt Emmas Mr Right, but

    Emma didnt think Elton could match her at all. Finally, it turned out that Elton married a wealthy woman. What a coincidence, the woman got married with Elton not because of love but his good-looking. So it was a deal.

    Marriages should be based on equality and money. In Emma, Miss Churchill and Mr Westons marriage was the best evidence. Their

    marriage was an unsuitable connection, and didnt produce much

    happiness. Abandoned her brothers disagreement, Miss Churchill got

    married with poor Mr Weston, because of this, her fortune bone no proportion to the family estate. Although Mr Elton had warm heart and sweet temper, and Miss Churchill still loved him very much, these aspects couldnt stop Miss Churchill from missing the luxuries of her former home. Finally, the marriage ended up with Miss Churchills

death after three years marriage. What a pity. What an amazing

    tragedy.

    Although , there were still some perfect marriages. On one hand, they loved each other, on the other hand, they were equal to each other. Miss Taylor and Mr Westons marriage was the example, they lived

    happily and comfortably with little money but equality. Besides, Harriet and Martin were proved to be a perfect match, in final, they got married after a lot of suffering. Whats more, Emma and Mr Knightley fell in

    love with each other, with equality, their marriage was a suitable connection. So the most important factor among these happy marriages was more equality than love.

    Through so many marriages in Emma, we could summarize some views. For some person, happy marriages should include in both love and equality at the same time, but equality was the presupposition. However, for some person, marriage was nothing but a deal, which they could get something they were really interested in.

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