how does emma discourage harriet smith from taking an interest in Robert Martin

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The reason that Emma gives to dissuade Harriet Smith from a romance with Robert Martin is significant. He lacks proper manners, with his "awkward look," "abrupt manner" and "uncouthness of a voice." She does this through contrast: Robert Martin lacks the grace and breeding of Mr. Knightley, Mr. Weston, and Mr. Elton. But for Emma, “manners” actually mean status. She disapproves of Robert Martin before she has even met him, simply because he is not a gentleman.



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