Emma Woodhouse, a young twenty-year-old girl, lives with her father in Highbury, a small village near London. The Wodehouse is the first family in the village. The affair begins immediately after Emma arranged the marriage of her pupil Miss Taylor to become Mrs. Weston and rise in society. After Emma succeeds, she realizes that this is her vocation. In order not to be bored, she is preparing a new marriage. Her next “victim” is Harriet Smith, a young girl with whom she makes friends and is going to marry the village priest, Mr. Elton. To do this, she uses all means, although the matchmaker, Mr. Knightley, is trying to dissuade her from this venture.