On today’s Writer Wednesday, I’m diving into a classic with Jane Austen’s Emma.
Emma, well-meaning, young, and humorously wrong. She tries, she fails, she tries again, she fails again, all while being witty and charming and endearing the other characters as well as her readers to her.
Here’s one of my favorite passages:
From Chapter 8 Part 2
“I do not know whether it ought to be so but certainly silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an imprudent way. Wickedness is always wickedness, but folly is not always folly- It depends upon the character of those who handle it.”
Although someone else is being spoken of, perhaps, that’s what makes Emma so endearing; she’s silly at times but also sensible. That makes her all the more loveable.
If you’re interested in Jane Austen, you may enjoy this previous post on how Jane Austen’s Happily Ever Afters were revolutionary.
I’ve been working my way through Jane Austen’s novels and have one more to read after this. What’s your favorite Jane Austen novel?
My best to you all,