Emma’s opinion of Frank’s wrongdoing softens. She wants Mr. Knightley to read the letter. He finds Frank foolish, his behavior shameful, but he is convinced that he is fond of Jane. Frank is thoughtless and inconsiderate. He hopes Jane will be able to improve Frank’s character.
Mr. Knightley proposes that he come to live at Hartfield so they can marry without forcing Emma to leave her father.
Emma decides Harriet is to be excluded form Hartfield for her own good. Mr. Knightley would aggravate her feelings.