Emma


  • Emma 1: Emma the Matchmaker

    Explore the techniques filmmakers use, including flashbacks, to transform text into film in this excerpt from the 2009 MASTERPIECE adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. In this scene, one of the earliest in the film and the book, Emma has just bid farewell to her governess, Miss Taylor, who has married Mr. Weston. Although Emma is happy about the match—and in fact was responsible for it—she is also sad about losing her “beloved friend.” This resource is part of the MASTERPIECE Collection.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Emma 2: Love and Marriage

    Examine how Emma’s surprising views on marriage reflect the limited opportunities for women in Regency England, in this excerpt from the 2009 MASTERPIECE adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. In this scene, Harriet is shocked to hear Emma proclaim, "...I have very little intention of marrying at all." For a woman in Regency England this is an almost radical proclamation. This resource is part of the MASTERPIECE Collection.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Emma 3: Mr. Knightley's Reprimand

    Examine a pivotal scene in which Emma finally realizes the consequences of her actions after being admonished by Mr. Knightley, in this excerpt from the 2009 MASTERPIECE adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. As Mr. Knightley chastises Emma for insulting Miss Bates, Emma at first defends herself, but when confronted, she must come to terms with the impact she has had on others. This resource is part of the MASTERPIECE Collection.

    Grades: 9-13+

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