Time passed on.

Category: Body | Type: Discussion | Title: Emma (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Vol: Volume III | Ch: Chapter XVIII

Despite the festivities, this adds another solemn note. It continues that sounded earlier when Weston's daughter's birth is announced: she is described as being "a great comfort...as he grew older." The novel's end leaves us with the prospect of inexorable biological change.

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