Tear Jerker / Emma

From the book:

From the adaptation:

  • With LOADS of woobieness added into it, the reaction of Miss Bates to Emma's slight in the 1996 film comes off as this, particularly when she says, just above the level of tears: "I must make myself very disagreeable for her to say such a thing to an old...friend..."
  • In the 2009 series, Emma and her father open up more while she's trying to assuage his worries, and says that she knows how lucky she is that she and her sister were able to stay at home with him rather than being sent away like Frank and Jane. Mr. Woodhouse then speaks to the origins of his constant fretting: the early loss of his wife showed him that catastrophe can strike at any time, and it made him terrified that it would strike his family again.
    "You don't know what fear is until you have a child."