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in her novel Jane Austen employs the timelessly effectivecharacterisation agents of dialogue action and point of view to cleverly manipulate readers emotions towards the characters Austen is so successful in applying characterisation techniques that her story line and her influence on the readers opinions Austens Mr Elton In Emma we esteem Mr Elton to be highly respected and well established in the upper social circles ofHighbury because of his station as the vicar and his public displays of polite behaviour Austens style reveals true character and gives depth to the Elton characters through their actions The readerrealises the improper behaviour and intentions of Mr Elton when he professes his love for young Emma uponreturning from the Westons party Not only does this go against Miss Woodhouses social doctrines but it also causes her to say that she was very sorry that you should have been giving way to any feelings Austen150 the inappropriate demonstrations of love reveal the lack of true nobility that lies beneath their seemingly brilliant exterior veneers Justifiably disastrous repercussions of the ignobleactions ensue and the friendships between the respective parties in Emma end abruptly thereaftercharacter in the movie essentially behaves exactly Austen originally created his character in the book Throughoutmost of the three similar story lines the reader perceives the Eltons as self-absorbed hypocritical and insincereindividuals Dialogue also betrays true character and often in an embarrassing manner In Emma Mr Elton declares I shall have great pleasure I am sure - for though beginning to feel myself rather an old marriedman and that my dancing days are over it would give me very great pleasure at any me to stand up with an old friend like Mrs Gilbert Austen 324 He then contradicts himself shortly afterwards when offered a dance with Harriet Smith and says Miss Smith - oh - I had not observed - You are extremely obliging - and if Iwere not an old married
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