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Emma Woodhouse[edit | hide | hide all]

George Knightley[edit | hide]

Harriet Smith[edit | hide]

  • Blue Eyes
  • Hair of Gold
  • Happily Married: She ends up marrying her first crush Robert Martin.
  • Heartwarming Orphan
  • Odd Friendship: With Emma.
  • Parental Abandonment: There's no knowledge about her background, leaving it open for guessing. Emma's theory is that she might be from a rich family. To be fair, it's a good guess, since it's revealed that someone's been paying for her boarding school tuition.
    • She does eventually find her biological father just before she marries. He's a businessman who has done well; pretty much Robert Martin's urban counterpart.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: She (in turns) has three infatuations in total. First is Robert Martin who she eventually marries, second is Mr. Elton, and third is Mr. Knightley.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Her most striking feature, according to Emma.

Anne Weston nee Taylor[edit | hide]

Mr Elton[edit | hide]

  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Gives a rather unexpected one to Emma when they are alone in a carriage after the Christmas party. Needless to say, it's completely one-sided. Though the anguish he suffers is more social and economic than emotional, as Emma clearly sees his passion to be for her money and position rather than her person.
  • Gold Digger
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Emma. Special emphasis on hopeless.
  • Henpecked Husband: Ends up marrying the rich but domineering Augusta Hawkins.
  • Jerkass

Frank Churchill[edit | hide]

Jane Fairfax[edit | hide]

Miss Bates[edit | hide]

  • The Caretaker: She's this for her mother Mrs. Bates.
  • Doting Parent: She's this for her niece Jane.
  • Maiden Aunt
  • Motor Mouth
  • Penny Among Diamonds: She used to be rich, but lost her money before the novel begins. Despite being poor, she is generally welcomed into higher social circles because people seem to appreciate her good nature and honesty.
  • Walls of Text: Pretty much most of her dialogue.
  • The Woobie: She's pretty annoying for most of the book, but you want to give her a big hug after Emma insults her.

John Knightley[edit | hide]

Isabella Knightley[edit | hide]

  • Cool Big Sis: Somewhat averted, in that she's basically a female, younger version of her illness-petrified father, while Emma, though eight or so years younger, actually fills the role better.
    • Emma seems to admire her for making such a happy and advantageous marriage, though.
  • Daddy's Girl
  • Doting Parent
  • Happily Married
  • Missing Mom

The Knightley Children: Henry, George, Bella, Emma[edit | hide]

Augusta Elton nee Hawkins[edit | hide]

  • The Mentor: Subverted. She attempts to be this for Jane Fairfax, but Jane doesn't reciprocate.
  • Jerkass
  • Rich Bitch: With far less social tact than Emma.

Robert Martin[edit | hide]

Mr. Perry[edit | hide]

Mrs. Bates[edit | hide]