underappreciated characters: john knightley
(emma by jane austen)

booksandsugarquills:

Book Genre Challenge 2014 | July - Classic

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you.”

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Rating:  ★★★★★

Now I understand him. He can never forgive me. He condemns me still for the past and is becoming now quite attached to another. And yet… Still he cannot be unfeeling. He cannot see me suffer without wishing to give relief, to spare the proof of his own good, warm and amiable heart, which I cannot contemplate without infinite pain and regret. 

there is not a moment in emma when she is not already in love with knightley. she thinks of him constantly and is always testing her own judgments and perceptions against his. his rebukes become second nature to her, and when we enter emma’s thoughts we often hear the voice of knightley. x

"The segment in which Mr. Knightley humbles Emma is also critical to the novel because she weep after hearing Mr. Knightley’s words. The tears signify her shame over realizing the erros of her ways. They are also a sign of her growing love for him." - Marc Di Paolo

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ilovna:

Becoming Jane, 2007

What value will there ever be in life, if we are not together?

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❝ It was badly done, indeed! You, whom she had known from an infant, whom she had seen grow up from a period when her notice was an honour, to have you now, in thoughtless spirits, and the pride of the moment, laugh at her, humble her–and before her niece, too–and before others, many of whom (certainly some,) would be entirely guided by your treatment of her.–This is not pleasant to you, Emma–and it is very far from pleasant to me; but I must, I will,–I will tell you truths while I can. ❞