history meme ∙ (2/6) women ∙ jane austen
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.(+more)
“Better be without sense than misapply it as you do.”
”Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance”
Hand Holding in Emma (2009)
Showing love and affection. I just love her snatching her hand away from Frank Churchill showing us that there is no love there for him. However, Emma who does not know what love is cannot see that. She cannot read herself.
The easy intimacy between her and Mr Knightley shows us in retrospect what we realise at the conclusion. Emma was always in love with Knightley. Emma isn’t about falling in love. Its about realising you are and what form that love takes.
“You must be the best judge of your own happiness.” ― Jane Austen