Jane Austen is a favorite author of many, that is no doubt. But I recently researched her childhood and found that many different factors in her life could have contributed to Emma. Jane Austen came from a family of wollen manufacturers who have risen in the social class to the lank of landed gentry. Gentry is the social class of people that right below the nobility in position and birth. I found this interesting since social status and class plays a very strong role in Emma. She has a personal experience with rising the social class, how do think this affects the position of different relationships, specifically Emma and Harriet?

-Khadijah Omerdin

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