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Kyle NewbyOctober 22 2000 AP EnglishEmma essay A tale of an illegitimate child cast in the path of a rich and well to do socialite How would their paths cross What are they like how do they act and how are they characterized Many times in literature authors use characters in their stories to characterize and evaluate other characters in the same story In this excerpt the main character Harriet is treated as a puppet and is manipulated by Emma Although the base of the story is about the character Harriet through Emmas views and manipulation of Harriet the author evaluates and characterizes Emma more thoroughly than Harriet The story adequately characterizes and evaluates Harriet What is known of her past is limited to the facts that she was an illegitimate child and had been placed in the school by someone In the present we see that she is a very pretty girl She was a very pretty girl and her beauty happened to be the sort which Emma particularly admired She was short plump and fair with a fine bloom blue eyes light hair and regular features and a look of great sweetness Altogether she was a very engaging person who in Emmas opinion could be made over into a better person and brought into society However everything we see and learn about Harriet is tainted because it is only Emmas opinions of Harriet not hard fact and seen only through Emmas eyes However what we learn about Emma through her judgment of Harriet is comparably larger than that which we learn about Harriet herself In the beginning of the story we learn that Emma is of a rich family and has had most everything given to her From the very beginning we can see that she has a sense that she is above everyone We see that Emma knows Harriet well by sight This tells us that Emma is
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