Mrs. Elton’s Dress

Title

Mrs. Elton’s Dress

Subject

Clothing

Description

Mrs. Elton claims that she must wear an ornate gown with excessive trimming because she is a bride, despite her modesty. This irony permeates all of her speech and actions, as she is always trying to appear humble while boasting. Her dress symbolizes her perceived importance as a bride and drawing attention to her dress demonstrates her need for attention.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Emma, Jane Austen

Contributor

Brianna Sumption

Type

Novel

Files

6.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Mrs. Elton’s Dress,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed April 23, 2024, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/289.