Rhetorical Devices In Jane Austen's Emma

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Jane Austen’s novel of manners, Emma, is about a young woman named Emma who considers herself a matchmaker and believes she will never marry. Austen’s purpose is to unveil the coming-of-age maturity and self realization Emma will go through in the duration of marriages of her friends and situations between her and other people. She creates a witty, romantic atmosphere around the book with the aid of rhetorical devices, such as imagery and symbolism, and occurring themes, such as consummated marriages, foolishness of character, and transformation of the main character. Also, there is a generation of ironic tone in order to capture the attention of readers who relate their feelings towards Emma. This novel captures the readers’ hearts through Emma’s amorous, amusing life adventure.
Emma structures around a number of themes. One of the main themes being recently consummated or anticipated marriages. Emma finds that Mr. Martin had written a letter of proposal to Harriet. Upon reading the letter together and discussing that Harriet should reject the proposal, Emma says, “A woman is not to marry a man merely because she is asked, or because he is attached to her, and can write a tolerable letter.” (75). Being a well wealthy enough women, Emma has the ability to refuse a marriage proposal unlike other girls, in this case Harriet. Throughout the novel, there are certain events that happen as to where readers might find to be foolish. An example, when Mr. Knightley discusses with
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