Monday, February 14, 2011
Emma and Mr. Knightley
Now that's not to say that I'd want to marry Mr. Knightley if he treated me like he treated Emma and the whole age difference thing is kind of gross. I appreciate being corrected but I could see his method being annoying. Regardless, I still swoon over him because he's so perfectly perfect for Emma. He cares about her so much and unlike a certain other Austen hero coughdarcycough he really is a perfect gentleman, conversing with anyone (even a farmer like Robert Martin) and treating everybody without an ounce of condescension. The only person he does not like is Frank Churchill because of jealousy and then the fear that he might have hurt Emma (totally legit reasons) and he is still able to be civil.
I know that some people don't like Emma and that's fine because I adore her plenty and I love reading about her and seeing the different adaptations of her story.
Who's your favorite Austen couple and favorite literary couple if *gasp* an Austen couple is not your favorite?