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Mr. George Knightley

Mr. George Knightley

Mr. Knightley is an old family friend of the Woodhouse's. Jane Austen describes him as, "a sensible man about seven or eight and thirty...always welcome...had a cheerful manner which always did him good" (7). His brother, John Knightley, had married Emma's sister, Isabella. Mr. George Knightley and Emma get along quite well except for them always disagreeing on her so called 'talent' of match making. He thinks that they are just "lucky guesses" (10). He is kind hearted yet gives Emma necessary lectures when she needs them.