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Guide Mentor

Character Role Analysis

Mr. Knightley

Tough one, huh? Mr. Knightley’s the only guy who seems to care about how Emma should behave. Her father is too in love with everything Emma does to bother reminding her to be nice to poor people or to stop meddling in other peoples’ lives. We still can’t figure out how this makes Mr. K loveable, but somehow it seems to be working!