so I just started reading a book called Emma for my English Literature so I'm going to be blogging a small description of the chapter and I'll also be answering some of the questions for the chapter.
The first chapter tells you about the background of Emma and about the friendship between her and the governess Miss Taylor. Near the end of the chapter Mr. Knightley comments on Emma's matchmaking skills and how Miss Taylor must be so happy in her new home.
Question 1: What is your initial impression of Emma? Quote a description of her that influences your view.
Answer: I think that Emma is a nice girl who just want's to make others happy by giving them love. "I promise you to make none for myself, papa ; but I must, indeed for other people." That is something Emma said that made me think this.
Question 2: What is the nature of Emma’s relationship with her long-time governess, Miss Taylor?
Answer: I believe that Emma and Miss Taylor were the usual best friends you see now, they were basically sisters and I doubt you could have separated them when they were younger.
Question 3: What event has taken Miss Taylor away from Hartfield, and how is this both a positive and negative occurrence?
Answer: Miss Taylor is now married and has moved into a new house with her new husband that is only .5 miles from Emma's house. This is good because now Miss Taylor can be happy and only has to take care of one person instead of two. The bad side is that now Emma's bestie has moved away and it will be a little harder for them to get together and talk, also now Emma and Mr. Woodhouse have to take care of themselves.
Question 4: Would Emma find it difficult to find a new companion?
Answer: I think because of Emma and Miss Taylor's strong connection that it would be hard for Emma to move on and find someone new to rely on.
Thank you for reading my take on the first chapter of Emma, Expect more soon.