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Chapters 25-26 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What is Mrs. Weston’s reaction to Frank’s going to London to get his hair cut?

2. What is Mr. Knightley’s reaction?

3. What is Emma’s reaction?

4. Who are the Coles?

5. Why is Emma sorry to have received an invitation to their party?

6. What changes her mind about going?

7. Why is Emma pleased to see Mr. Knightley’s coach in front of her on the road to the Cole house?

8. How does Mrs. Cole evidence good manners?

9. What does Emma discover was the real reason for Mr. Knightley bringing his carriage?

10. Who does Mrs. Weston guess might have sent the pianoforte?

Answers
1. Though she says that young people must have “their little whims,” she clearly does not approve.

2. He says it proves that Frank is just the “trifling, silly fellow” he took him for.

3. Emma regards this behavior as an “unfortunate fancy,” and the only blemish on an otherwise spotless impression she has of Frank. But the blemish bothers her.

4. The Coles are a family whose fortunes and style of living are on the rise. Their success bothers Emma because they are not as genteel as she thinks they should be.

5. Emma is determined to turn the Coles down before she is...

(The entire section is 406 words.)