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Mr. Woodhouse Timeline and Summary
Mr. Woodhouse stays at home. He mourns the loss of Miss Taylor – for her sake. Emma hosts a party for him; he tries to send half the food back. When Isabella arrives, they eat gruel together and talk about doctors. Mr. Woodhouse is convinced to go to the Westons’ Christmas party. He panics when it starts snowing. He stays home for the Coles’ party. Emma gets Mrs. Bates to sit with him. Mr. Woodhouse decides he likes Mrs. Elton because she’s a bride. He compliments her at their party. When Harriet gets attacked by the gypsies, Mr. Woodhouse panics. Mr. Knightley sets out all his collections for Mr. Woodhouse to view at the Donwell Abbey party. After Mr. Knightley and Emma get engaged; they tell Mr. Woodhouse. He’s very unhappy about it – they promise to move into Hartfield with him. He doesn’t want them to get married for years. When Mrs. Weston’s chicken coops get robbed, he changes his mind. He needs a man’s protection.