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Mr. John Knightley

Mr. John Knightley

John Knightley is George Knightley's brother and Emma's brother in-law because be married her sister Isabella. He is a, "tall, gentleman-like, and very clever man; rising in his profession, domestic, and respectable in his private character; but with reserved manners which prevented his being generally pleasing; and capable of being sometimes out of humour. John was not an ill-tempered man" (Austen 89-90). He is also a well educated lawyer (76). He is a figure of influence because later in the novel, George Knightley goes to see his brother to ask for advice.