Austen, Eliot, Charlotte Brontë and the Mentor-Lover by Patricia Menon (auth.)

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And I am afraid very natural for you to feel it was done in a disagreeable manner. I do not believe I did you any good. (462) In both cases he justifiably criticizes himself for his manner (although in the first the emphasis is on Emma’s unique ability to have “borne with it”, here on naturalness of her objections) and raises important questions about interference and resistance, but above all, about whether one adult has the duty or the right to criticize another. Clearly, however, the first two issues are not intended to be seriously considered, and in passing over them, the reader is persuaded to pass over the other, the duty to criticize, the lesson of Box Hill in this regard being forgotten.

Whately, wishing to find a Christian teacher, reassures himself that he can see her, though she is strategically halfhidden. Gilbert and Gubar, in search of a feminist, find her similarly half-concealed. Not every reader, however, finds Austen the pedagogue lurking in the fictional shadows. It is “Austen criticism” that Eve Sedgwick blames “for its unresting exaction of the spectacle of a Girl Being Taught a Lesson” (147–8) and to make a random dip into a range of Austen criticism with Sedgwick’s complaint in mind is to become aware that the occurrence of the motif is indeed very frequent.

In Mr Knightley’s case, it initially seems Box Hill has also demonstrated he has been successful in relinquishing his role as fatherly advisor for that of “friend” without swinging to the opposite extreme, a lover with a love-induced blindness to her faults, a condition already explicitly condemned by Emma and implicitly, in this novel and elsewhere, by Austen herself. But with his proposal, Mr Knightley loses his nerve and his clarity of vision. At first, in confessing his love, he appears not entirely to abandon his habits of criticism: I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it.

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