Believe It Or Not Essay

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It has always been a myth that sun signs describe who you are. Most of the times, it seems unbelievable to accept the fact that the position of the sun and the planets determine the person’s character, yet we mostly identify firmly with our signs. The characters from Jane Austen’s famous novel, Emma, can be identified with their signs because of their unique personality traits.
I believe the protagonist of the novel, Emma Woodhouse, is definitely a Leo. It is stated that “In grandeur of manner, splendor of bearing and magnanimity of personality, Leos are the monarch’s among humans”. This definition is clearly true for Emma for she bears the nobility in her manners and position. She has a ...view middle of the document...

Emma’s sharp remark shows her cruelty, arrogance, selfishness, pomposity with the most unpleasant manner.
Mostly Leos use their powers for doing good, for they are strongly idealistic, humane, and beneficent, yet they do not hesitate to use cunning, lies and trickery to discredit their rivals if they’re jealous. This becomes true for Emma about her feelings towards Jane Fairfax. She has been brought up like a princess, getting the most attention and love. However, when Miss Bates mentions Jane Fairfax’s letter or Mr. Knightley talks about Jane Fairfax’s beauty and gentleness, Emma suddenly becomes jealous of her. She doesn’t want to accept the fact that Jane is as beautiful as her and have much more superior values than Emma has. She sees herself to be the image of perfection, and she can’t bear the others praising Jane Fairfax. Emma also has a passion for luxury and social status, which was normal in her hierarchal society, just like every Leonian. We can see it in her manners towards Miss Bates, Jane Fairfax, Mr. Martin and Mrs. Elton. She knows she is at the top place in her society, and she was born into fortune.
Leos have an artistic side too, as it is seen in Emma’s ability in painting and playing piano. They are excellent organizers. Emma perfectly proves this side of hers when she helps Frank Churchill to organize the ball at the Crown Inn. “Outgoing, spontaneously warm hearted and plain spoken, though never lacking in kindliness, Leos are more disappointed than the average if let down by those they trust. They are not good judges of character and are inclined to favoritism and an exaggerated faith in their followers which too often ends in disappointment.” In her relationship with Harriet, this is exactly what happens. Though she receives certain criticisms from the ones around her about Harriet, she believes in her and decides to help her become social. It is true that she gives wrong decisions about matchmaking Harriet with Mr. Elton and Frank Churchill, that she cannot see Harriet’s inferior background and she convinces herself that Harriet becomes from a respectable family. However, it is not only Emma who made the mistakes in this relationship. Harriet, falling in love with three men above her status, proves that she deserved to be unhappy. The disappointment Emma feels when she hears that Harriet has long been in love with Mr. Knightley shows that as a Leo, Emma is not a good judge of characters. The same disappointment is felt by Emma again when she hears Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax have been engaged for a long time. She once more judged a character and his intentions wrongly, thinking that Frank Churchill has been madly in love with her.
Enough with Emma and Leos… Now we have to find a good “match” for her who can teach a Leo that superficiality does not bring greater pleasure than elegance and being in harmony. Guess who can help? Surely, the answer is Mr. Knightley, a perfect Libra.
“Librans are often good looking....

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