Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Emma Tag!

Lady Anorien over at Along the Brandywine is doing an Emma party this week!  Naturally I am taking part, so here I am (after a lengthy absence...*cringes*  My sincere apologies.) answering the tag!
1. Have you ever read Emma?
Um.  Let me think.
YES. :D  I adore it.
2. If so, is that how you first made her acquaintance? (If not, feel free to elaborate!)
Yup!  It was actually how I first made the acquaintance of Jane Austen.  Though I first thought Emma was dry as dust, my opinion changed right speedily.
3. Do you have a favorite film adaptation?
Emma '09.  Indubitably.  It's gorgeous, and Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller are PERFECT as Emma and Mr Knightley.
4. Favorite dress(es) from that film?
Hmmm...I really like Emma's Highbury Market dress.  I also like her ball dress, and honorable mention goes to the Box Hill dress.
5. Share a line you love from either the book or movie/s—several if you like!
 "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more," of course! *melts*

6. Is Emma one of your favorite heroines? Why or why not?
Ehmmm...not really.  I do like her most of the time, but she can be irritating and sometimes makes me cringe, so she's not first on my list of favorite Austen heroines.  That honor goes to Elinor, closely followed by Lizzy, Catherine, and Anne. :P
7. What is one of Emma’s strengths (good qualities)?
Her solicitude for her father and her ability to make the best of most situations. 
8. Describe in one (or two…or three) sentences, why Mr. Knightley is so wonderful.
Ummm...he embodies the spirit of chivalry and he's always a perfect gentleman.  Also he values truth over tact.  (Though I prefer Mr Tilney, personally.  Mr Knightley occasionally annoys me.  VERY occasionally.)

9. Why do you think Mr. Knightley and Emma are so well suited to each other?
They complement and help each other.  He can see her flaws (and has the courage to point them out) while still loving her; she softens his heart and pride. 
10. Would you rather spend a week in Highbury with the Westons—on Abbey-Mill Farm with the Martins—or in London with the John Knightleys?
A week in Highbury with the Westons, no question.  For one thing, I'd get to meet everyone in Highbury since the Westons are so social, and for another, it would be a genuine pleasure to get to meet them.  Mrs Weston is so sweet, and I get the feeling that it would be very easy to talk to Mr Weston, and I like people who make me like them with whom I can converse without effort.

~Miss Jane Bennet