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What examples show the themes of love and marriage in Emma by Jane Austen?

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There are many examples which show the themes of love and marriage in the novel EmmaEmma considers herself to be a skilled matchmaker. She seeks to make those around her happy by finding them a match, and hopes these matches will lead to love and marriage.  

The story begins after Miss Taylor's marriage to Mr. Weston. Miss Taylor had been Emma's governess, and had become her dear friend. Emma considers their marriage bittersweet because she misses her friend. The...

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