23. Emma by Jane Austen
Theme/Topic: a classic romance
Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protege Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.
Emma Woodhouse is independent and knows what she wants (or doesn't want). As a female myself, I respect that in any woman. However, in this case, there's a downside. Time and time again, she doesn't like to admit when she's wrong, especially with Harriet as she attempts to find a match. I respect tht Emma stays true to what she believes in, but there are times when it's necessary to admit when you've made a mistake or even see/understand the other side of things. I found Emma and Mr. knightley's spats to be interesting as each would have valid points. They end up loving each other even though they don't always agree on certain things. As a whole, Emma was just okay.
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