Jane Austen

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Riddles and Word Games

Riddle and word games represent the major theme of misperception, as their hidden meaning leaves much open for interpretation and misinterpretation. Just as Emma constantly reads romance between the lines of various social interactions, riddles… read analysis of Riddles and Word Games


Word games can also be intended to deceive, rather than clarify. As Mr. Knightley suspiciously observes the word games that Frank plays with Emma and Jane, he becomes convinced that it is but a… read analysis of Letters