History Characters / Emma

1st Jun '16 2:21:20 AM XFllo
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* OddFriendship: With Harriet. They are neither social nor intellectual equals. Emma wants to educate Harriet, and amuses herself by trying to finding her a proper match. She genuinely likes her, though, and Harriet is more for her than just a project. Meanwhile, Harriet is awed that the highly regarded and very beautiful Miss Woodhouse takes an interest with her.
** Somewhat deconstructed in that Emma eventually realizes that, despite her affection for Harriet, the friendship has done neither of them any good and only made Harriet's life more complicated and difficult than it needed to be.

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* OddFriendship: With Harriet. They are neither social nor intellectual equals. Emma wants to educate Harriet, and amuses herself by trying to finding her a proper match. She genuinely likes her, though, and Harriet is more for her than just a project. Meanwhile, Harriet is awed that the highly regarded and very beautiful Miss Woodhouse takes an interest with her.
** Somewhat deconstructed in that
her. Emma eventually realizes that, despite her affection for Harriet, the friendship has done neither of them any good and only made Harriet's life more complicated and difficult than it needed to be.
30th May '16 8:27:06 PM eowynjedi
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* BrilliantButLazy: She is somewhat good at just about everything--music, drawing, embroidery--but never studied far enough along to truly be ''excellent'' at any of them, having lost interest.



* WealthyPhilanthropist: Emma is a rich young lady and she is very compassionate to the poor. She visits the poor personally and assists them as best as she can. She also sends food and gifts to Mrs and Miss Bates, two ladies from a clergyman's family who fell into harder times.

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* WealthyPhilanthropist: Emma is a rich young lady and she is very compassionate to the poor. She visits the poor them personally and assists them as best as she can. She also sends food and gifts to Mrs and Miss Bates, two ladies from a clergyman's family who fell into harder times.



* GentlemanSnarker: He can be sarcastic and ironic, but he always stays a perfect gentleman, even to overbearing people like the Eltons.

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* GentlemanSnarker: He can be sarcastic and ironic, but he always stays a perfect gentleman, even to overbearing people like the Eltons. Instead, most of his sarcasm is reserved for people he's known long enough that they wouldn't take it badly, like Emma.



%% * HeartwarmingOrphan

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%% * HeartwarmingOrphanHeartwarmingOrphan: Emma considers her story to be sympathetic and assumes that gentleman callers will as well, though Emma assumes there's far more going on in Harriet's backstory. than there actually is.



* CoolBigSis: Although she was supposedly a mother-figure, she was more like a friend and sister to Emma because they adored each other so much. This in turn resulted in Emma not really having a lot of parental discipline growing up.



%% * ParentsAsPeople

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%% * ParentsAsPeople
ParentsAsPeople: He had to give up his son to wealthier relatives, being unable to raise a child for most of his youth. While Mr. Weston is exceedingly proud of Frank and talks about him at every opportunity, he wasn't able to give him much fatherly guidance.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Well, he's not exactly a jerk, but he is a very fickle, self-absorbed, and thoughtless young man who [[spoiler: entertains himself by toying with his secret fiance's feelings and openly flirting with another woman in front of her.]] But when he realizes how much he's hurt her, he immediately repents, throws caution to the winds, and decides to run with the relationship come what may.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Well, he's not exactly a jerk, but he is a very fickle, self-absorbed, and thoughtless young man who [[spoiler: entertains himself by toying with his secret fiance's feelings and openly flirting with another woman in front of her.]] her supposedly so nobody will suspect his true inclinaions]]. But when he realizes how much he's hurt her, he immediately repents, throws caution to the winds, and decides to run with the relationship come what may. may.
* LonelyRichKid: He's extremely eager to join Highbury society, as the Churchills live in a secluded estate and he hasn't had much chance for socializing with his peers.




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* SarcasmBlind: Though she dearly loves her husband, she doesn't seem to realize how sarcastic he often is.
7th May '16 5:00:44 PM BobTanaka
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Well, he's not exactly a jerk, but he is a very fickle, self-absorbed, and thoughtless young man who [[spoiler: entertains himself by toying with his secret fiance's feelings and openly flirting with another woman in front of her.]] But when he realizes how much he's hurt her, he immediately repents, throws caution to the winds, and decides to run with the relationship come what may.
7th May '16 4:20:22 PM BobTanaka
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* SmallNameBigEgo: He's the local vicar, so he counts as a gentleman, but he's neither very rich nor very important. [[spoiler: Yet he considers himself a worthy suitor of the richest and most prominent young woman in the area. Emma is frankly insulted by his proposal.]]

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* SmallNameBigEgo: He's the local vicar, so he counts as a gentleman, but he's neither very rich nor very important. [[spoiler: Yet he considers himself a worthy suitor of the richest and most prominent young woman in the area.neighborhood. Emma is frankly insulted by his proposal.]]
7th May '16 4:19:17 PM BobTanaka
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* SmallNameBigEgo: He's the local vicar, so he counts as a gentleman, but he's neither very rich nor very important. [[spoiler: Yet he considers himself a worthy suitor of the richest and most prominent young woman in the area. Emma is frankly insulted by his proposal.]]
4th May '16 6:40:10 AM BobTanaka
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** Somewhat deconstructed in that Emma eventually realizes that, despite her affection for Harriet, the friendship has done neither of them any good and only made Harriet's life more complicated and difficult than it needed to be.
9th Mar '16 8:56:22 PM eowynjedi
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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Mr. Knightley, in the end.]]

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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To To Mr. Knightley, in the end.]]



* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Emma, in the end.]]
* MeaningfulName: Mr. George [[KnightInShiningArmor Knight]]ley
%% * OnlySaneMan
* ShipperOnDeck: To a much lesser extent than Emma. He supports Robert Martin's courtship of Harriet, while Emma roots for Harriet/Elton.

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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To To Emma, in the end.]]
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* TheJailBaitWait: He tells Emma that he's been in love with her since she was thirteen, at which time he was in his mid-twenties. Given that Regency marriages could easily have a ''fifteen'' year old bride, it's more surprising that he waited as long as he did to make his feelings known.
* MeaningfulName: Mr. George [[KnightInShiningArmor Knight]]ley
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Knight]]ley.
* OnlySaneMan
OnlySaneMan: He behaves far more maturely and rationally than anyone else in Highbury--while there are other ''intelligent'' characters, like Emma, Mr. Knightly is much more sensible.
* ShipperOnDeck: To a much lesser extent than Emma. He supports Robert Martin's courtship of Harriet, while Emma roots for Harriet/Elton.Harriet/Elton, but he doesn't interpose beyond giving Robert Martin advice after being asked.



* HappilyMarried: Emma tries to invoke the trope for Harriet by finding her a suitable husband. [[spoiler:She ends up marrying her first crush, Robert Martin, and they in all probability do achieve the trope, since the match is based on mutual affection. His family genuinely like Harriet, too.]]

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* HappilyMarried: Emma tries to invoke the trope for Harriet by finding her a suitable husband. [[spoiler:She She ends up marrying her first crush, Robert Martin, and they in all probability do achieve the trope, since the match is based on mutual affection. His family genuinely like Harriet, too.]]



* ParentalAbandonment: There's no knowledge about her background, leaving it open for guessing. Emma's theory is that she might be from a rich gentleman's family. To be fair, it's a good guess, since it's known that ''someone's'' been paying for her boarding school tuition. [[spoiler:She does eventually find her biological father just before she marries. He's a businessman who has done well; pretty much Robert Martin's urban counterpart.]]
* SmittenTeenageGirl: She (in turns) has three infatuations in total. First is Robert Martin [[spoiler:who she eventually marries]], second is Mr. Elton, and third is [[spoiler:Mr. Knightley.]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: There's no knowledge about her background, leaving it open for guessing. Emma's theory is that she might be from a rich gentleman's family. To be fair, it's a good guess, since it's known that ''someone's'' been paying for her boarding school tuition. [[spoiler:She She does eventually find her biological father just before she marries. He's a businessman who has done well; pretty much Robert Martin's urban counterpart.]]
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* SmittenTeenageGirl: She (in turns) has three infatuations in total. First is Robert Martin [[spoiler:who she eventually marries]], second is Mr. Elton, and third is [[spoiler:Mr.Mr. Knightley.]]



* ShipperOnDeck: For a short while she supports Mr. Knightley/Jane Fairfax. [[spoiler: It doesn't even come ''close'' to actually happening.]]

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* ShipperOnDeck: For a short while she supports Mr. Knightley/Jane Fairfax. [[spoiler: It doesn't even come ''close'' to actually happening.]]
happening.



* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Gives a rather unexpected one to [[spoiler:Emma when they are alone in a carriage after the Christmas party. Needless to say, it's completely one-sided. Though the anguish he suffers is more social and economic than emotional, as Emma clearly sees his passion to be for her money and position rather than her person.]]

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Gives a rather unexpected one to [[spoiler:Emma Emma when they are alone in a carriage after the Christmas party. Needless to say, it's completely one-sided. Though the anguish he suffers is more social and economic than emotional, as Emma clearly sees his passion to be for her money and position rather than her person.]]



* HopelessSuitor: [[spoiler:To Emma. Special emphasis on ''hopeless.'']]
* HenpeckedHusband: [[spoiler: He ends up marrying the rich but domineering Augusta Hawkins.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: [[spoiler:After he realizes that he will not have Emma, he starts ignoring her, as far as he can ignore one of the the most important people in the neighbourhood. He openly snubs Harriet at the ball by refusing to dance with her and being triumphant about it.]]

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* HopelessSuitor: [[spoiler:To To Emma. Special emphasis on ''hopeless.'']]
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* HenpeckedHusband: [[spoiler: He ends up marrying the rich but domineering Augusta Hawkins.]]
Hawkins.
* {{Jerkass}}: [[spoiler:After After he realizes that he will not have Emma, he starts ignoring her, as far as he can ignore one of the the most important people in the neighbourhood. He openly snubs Harriet at the ball by refusing to dance with her and being triumphant about it.]]
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* SecretRelationship: [[spoiler:With Jane Fairfax. They're been secretly engaged for ''months'' before TheReveal.]]

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* SecretRelationship: [[spoiler:With With Jane Fairfax. They're been secretly engaged for ''months'' before TheReveal.]]
TheReveal.



* IllGirl: She has shattered health, which is a family trait. However, she's also depressed and fatigued mentally, which contributes to her physical weakness. [[spoiler:WordOfGod says she died of tuberculosis.]]

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* IllGirl: She has shattered health, which is a family trait. However, she's also depressed and fatigued mentally, which contributes to her physical weakness. [[spoiler:WordOfGod (WordOfGod says she died of tuberculosis.]])
24th Dec '15 2:33:47 PM butterflygrrl
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* DumbBlonde: Harriet is a verz pretty, plump blonde, but she is not all that bright, at least compared with the very clever Emma.

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* DumbBlonde: Harriet is a verz very pretty, plump blonde, but she is not all that bright, at least compared with the very clever Emma.
20th Jun '15 9:11:08 AM XFllo
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* DumbBlonde: Harriet is not all that bright, at least compared with the very clever Emma.

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* DumbBlonde: Harriet is a verz pretty, plump blonde, but she is not all that bright, at least compared with the very clever Emma.
26th May '15 12:49:35 AM XFllo
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* BrainlessBeauty: Harriet is extremely pretty and becomes popular in Highbury once Emma takes her under her wing, but she's silly, not at all clever and unable to decide for herself about anything. Emma puts ideas in her head, and one of them is that she has a right to get married well because of her looks. She also fulfills the boy-crazy part of the trope because she falls in love ''very'' easily.
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