My rating: 3 of 5 stars
People talk about how much better it was in the olde days…if I had to spend my time talking around and about as Emma and her particular clique do…I’ll take today thank you very much. I suspect reading Emma made me realize just why I have had such a difficult time reading any of her work previously. They spend so much time talking around and about that I get bored out of my mind. I guess if there’s no television, radio, telephone, or Internet, one must take up time somehow.
As for Emma herself…what a self-righteous cow! She has herself placed upon such a high pedestal in terms of intelligence, wit, insight, consideration, and her own social status as she goes out of her way to destroy the lives of those around her. Okay, okay, so I dislike the girl and I’m exaggerating a bit. And, her heart is in the right place…lord save me!
On the plus side, Emma is willing to absorb the very mild criticisms laid upon her by Mr. Knightley and she is very fair about taking on her own guilt for screwing things up for people.
Fortunately, everything falls right in the end…although, I would have liked some time spent on the gnashing of the Elcot’s teeth…