Is not she an angel

Category: Body | Type: Discussion | Title: Emma (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Vol: Volume III | Ch: Chapter XVIII

Angels are ethereal and incorporeal, which contrasts with Frank's dwelling exclusively upon throat, skin, gesture, and hair.

While Emma and he have just agreed that they share some similarities, what Emma doesn't share is Frank's being smitten with the physical, with the body. This is not simply a matter of female decorum—Jane Fairfax is different, as is the relation between Frank and her—but a characteristic feature of Emma. Nevertheless, she is thawing. 

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