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In Emma by Jane Austen, what does the first sentence say about how Austen portrays Emma Woodhouse, and which themes are revealed in the first sentence?

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In the first sentence of Emma , Austen says that her heroine is beautiful, smart, and wealthy and has a good personality and that she has lived her 21 years without much to disturb her. The first sentence relates to way in which Austen portrays Emma Woodhouse and to the themes of the novel. Emma's life as a young woman in Regency England has led...

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