With the Presidential Primary fast approaching, we'll have a chance to cast our own votes as proponents of Miss Woodhouse and Mrs Elton compete to win our hearts and minds. Everyone will have to pick sides in this stirring debate. Who makes the best comic heroine, and why? Come prepared with your arguments. We’ll tally the good, bad, and ugly of our favorite (and not so favorite) characters. Be prepared to support your position with readings from Jane Austen’s Emma. Just for fun, we’ll share some insights from novelist Diana Birchall’s In Defense of Mrs Elton, which can be found at www.jasna.org/publications/defense/
SPECIAL UPDATE: VOTE NOW TO BEAT THE LONG LINES AT THE POLLS:
Besides being two of the greatest comic characters in the English language, Emma Woodhouse and Mrs. Elton are arguably Highbury's two most important residents. Yet these mavens are often at odds over matters of etiquette and taste. After carefully reviewing the campaign literature, which lady do you feel has Highbury's best interests at heart?
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