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  •  I've seen Iago diagnosed with ennui; (5+ / 0-)

    but his heart full of hate led to a different ending.

    I agree that "steady, real challenges" might have been salutary - if Emma had applied persistent effort. Austen shows at some length how lackadaisical Emma is with her art, and glances at her quitting piano, too.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 12:16:35 PM PST

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