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    How does Jane Austen use comedy in Emma

    There are loads of examples of this, both upfront and in-between the lines. For example, when Frank Churchill goes all the way to London (travelling would have taken much longer in those days) simply for a haircut, that was clearly added by Austen not just to make a point, but also to mix some humour into the story. Also, notice Mrs Elton's remark that Jane Austen was pouring cold water over everything. Look who's talking! There are lots of other examples of comedy in Emma, although, like I say, some are less obvious than others...
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